Diana LaBedz - Position Paper

SOURCE: Karin Medigovich (karinmedigo@gmail.com) SUBHEAD: Diana LeBedz, Kauai candidate for Mayor, takes a stand on important local issues. Image above: Diana LaBedz. From (http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_8a582c44-c3da-11df-9496-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=image&photo=2) By Karin Mediggovitch on 3 October 2010 for Diana4Mayor - Diana LaBedz is running for Mayor of Kauai on the Democratic ticket. The following are Diana's basic positions on Kauai issues. For more detailed information on each subject, go to Diana Labedz for Mayor (http://diana4mayor.wiki.zoho.com/) Diana’s position on: GMO: Diana will be promoting small family farms and organic agriculture. Chemical, mono crop, genetically modified organism, agriculture have negative effects on soil, air, pollinators and human health. General Plan: The need to follow the General Zoning Plan. "Rebuild, Renovate and Restore" Cannabis Laws: Diana Advocates for the growing of hemp and the decriminalization of the use of Marijuana. This issue is also about liberty and the sovereign right of each of us to make personal choices -- Education: Education: Our immediate need to address and improve the Kauai educational system. Water: Diana will ask for a volunteer ban on the use of bottled water and instituting a Maximum Reduce, Re-Use, Re-cycle system. Plastic bottles are toxic to our bodies and the environment. County Manager: Diana supports establishing a county manager system. Land/Culture Protection: The need to protect Hawaiian lands and the Hawaiian Culture. Kekaha Shrimp Farm: Demanding that the proposed Kekaha shrimp farm have a zero ocean discharge. Larson’s Beach: Diana supports continued open access to Larsen's Beach. Bus System: Increase the bus system to Sunday and week nights till 10:00 PM County Parks: Keep the county parks open at night. Diana LaBedz, running for Mayor of Kauai on the Democratic ticket, has been a leader in environmental issues both in Hawai‘i and on the Mainland. She is a founding member of various groups, including the Kaua‘i Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, The ECO-Roundtable, and the Vegetarian Society of Hawai‘i (Kaua‘i chapter). Diana, working with other environmental leaders, newly formed Kauai Whale Ohana, with the intention of protecting Humpback Whales in Hawai'ian waters. The Hawai'ian Humpback Whale Sanctuary has never included all areas used by whales, nor has the sanctuary itself been set up to enact any rules or regulations designed to protect whales. She also produced and hosted a weekly environmental TV show in Southern California as well as an environmental radio show, “Kaua‘i’s Earth Connection,” on KKCR. Environmentalist and Kekaha resident Diana LaBedz intends to run without the aid of manufactured campaign signs, which she says are not recyclable and end up in the landfill at campaign’s end. See also: Ea O Ka Aina: Diana LaBedz for Mayor 9/5/10 Ea O Ka Aina: LaBedz running for Mayor 7/16/10 .

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