For years, Kilauea, Kauai resident Gy Hall has enjoyed the view of the ocean and the breeze along Koolau Road. Then, a few weeks ago, a crew started to build a wall which happens to belong to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense,” Hall said. “It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.”
Multiple attempts by TGI to contact Shawn Smith, former Falk Partners manager, who Hall says sold some of the $200 million, 700-plus-acre property to the billionaire, were unsuccessful Friday...
...Shosana Chantara, a Kilauea resident, voiced her concerns about the breeze that’s being obstructed.
“It’s hot behind that wall. Because it’s up on a berm, there’s not a breath of air on this side from the ocean,” Chantara said. “You take a solid wall that’s 10 or more feet above the road level; the breeze can’t go through.”
...Another Kilauea resident, Donna Mcmillen, calls the wall a “monstrosity.”
The island of Kauai is a masterpiece of natural beauty.
That Zuckerberg would both build a security wall and despoil one of the most spectacular islands in the world would shame a normal person, but not -- of course -- any Democrat.
Hat tip: R F.