The most commonly asked questions on social media:
Kym supports the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership for those that follow the law and safely know how to use and store a firearm.
TMT Issue/Native Hawaiian Sovereignty
Kym supports the Native Hawaiian Community and is greatly concerned with the desecration of sacred places. Kym has the largest population of Native Hawaiians in her West Oahu district and is extremely concerned about the preservation of their culture and sacred places.
Kym opposed the destruction of Sherwood Forest to build an athletic facility because the Waimanalo community clearly did not want it. She was concerned about the Iwi, the endangered animals and the loss of native plants and trees in the areas.
The 2008 charter amendment asked voters whether they approved of a steel-on-steel rail system. This mandated the completion of the rail project. The people of the Leeward Coast voted for rail. Kym is fiscally conservative, and knows budgets but the community is her boss, they charged her with finding a way to complete this project.
How to pay for it
The Rail receives funding from the state, the city and the federal government. This should be enough and the City should work hard to keep HART accountable and to oversee financials to ensure they are not overspending. The Private-Public contracts should be structured so that the private corporation can pay itself with future profits.
How to keep HART accountable
THe City can keep HART Accountable by overseeing expenditures and giving input about how contracts are awarded. The HART board should also be held accountable and
Kym Pine became dissatisfied with the city leadership and made it know that she didn’t agree with many of the Caldwell Administration’s decisions. She opposed the Waimanalo Sherwood Forest Project, she did not agree with the Mayor’s decision to spend millions of dollars renovating the Blaisdell Center and Ala Moana Beach Park, she opposed the Mayor’s plan to dredge the Ala Wai and build walls, and she cut millions in funding to city departments to address COVID-19 fallout.