The August 1st article in the Hawaii Tribune Herald regarding a complaint made for political reasons against Tiffany Edwards is a blatant misuse of our official complaint system process. It is also one of the most destructive practices preventing the healthy development of our neighborhood communities.
Having been personally subjected to a similar character assassination attack from the same sources, RJ Hampton and Sativa Sultan, l can attest to the natural desire to respond by filing similar complaints against the aggressors. Pursuing a positive path is paramount to me so l do not file complaints but when it comes to ethics and compliance with county and state ordinances it should be known that these and other perpetual complainers are not living on moral high ground themselves.
Official complaints are too often motivated and used inappropriately for vindictive personal grudges so l applaud Tiffany Edwards for not filing complaints against RJ and Sativa for non compliant structures on their land, for claiming a homeowners exemption for a house where they haven’t lived for years, for using a voter registration address that is invalid and for operating a food business without the proper health department permits.
People living in glass houses should not throw rocks and should stop using the complaint system for personal vendettas. These are the actions that divide and destroy and take our energies away from building and strengthening the relationships that are essential for the growth of healthy communities. Remember this when you vote.