Maui News Editorializes on Kihei High School and DOE

Following the front page article on our September 16 community meeting yesterday (9/17/14),see below,  today (9/18/14) the publisher offered his opinion of the situation. Opening of high school in Kihei now put at 2020 DOE says it can only access $30 million of $130 million allotted September 17, 2014 By EILEEN CHAO – Staff Writer […]

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WHY THE HECK CAN’T WE GET THIS SCHOOL BUILT?!? …build out of high school in Kihei seems distant.

  After last evening’s (9/16/14) general membership meeting, one conclusion may be the start of the very long delayed Kihei High School (KHS) is still a long way off, and allowing the construction time, the first class may not be admitted until 2020…or even later!  KCA Director and Kihei High School Action Team (KHAT) founder […]

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Kihei Residents testify to County Planning Committee on Home-Based Businesses

UPDATE  9/4/14 Since we last voiced community concerns about the topic of this proposed bill, almost a year has passed, but the County Council Planning Committee chaired by Don Couch, scheduled a hearing today to continue the discussion. As we had our monthly board meeting, we were unable to participate, but have another chance on […]

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Mayor’s Office Announces Regional Budget Meetings- Kihei 10/6/14

  Sometimes it seems our annual County budget process takes several months to proceed, develop and finalize, then as soon as it takes effect, here come the process for the next year’s one. Well it was July 1, 2014 when our current budget took effect and now just two month’s later, the regional hearings by […]

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Are You in a Flood Zone? Better check as they have moved!

  Sometimes there is mistaken impression that you have to live along the shoreline to be in a flood zone. While living close to coast certainly can put you in a tsunami zone, that is not the same as a flood zone, as designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA.) At the Kihei Community […]

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Fledgling County Commission is taking wing

      The 2014 Maui County Public Works Commission (PWC) had their second meeting this morning (8/27/14), after three consecutive cancellations since the initial one. months before.  While we have no factual reason for the cancellations, indications of challenges with some of the new volunteer commissioners could be at least a part of it. […]

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Pi’ilani Promenade submits a new DEIS to State Land Use Commission (LUC)

UPDATE 8/20/14    Sarofim Realty Advisors of Dallas, Texas have offered a new Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on this notorious project. KCA again will begin analyzing and reviewing this lengthy document for our community. Our intention is to submit  comments to all involved before the cutoff date  of October 7, 2014 7/23/14    Viewing […]

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The high school in Kihei will open WHEN?!? Find out this Tuesday.

                                    So you though this was all finally settled, and KHS would commence admitting the first students in 2016? Not so fast, Brah.  Maybe not, Sista.   Let’s hear what the Hawaii Board of Education can advise this […]

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Is the North Kihei Black Wall down for good? Nope.

  UPDATE 8/24/14 The answer is no, as yesterday we noted a segment of the construction black screening material is back in place along the existing framework. As indications are a LUC decision on the project may not take place this year, thus prohibiting any physical actions on the grounds , it raises the question, […]

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KCA Meeting on Ka’ono’ulu (8/19/14)

Predictions were for strong interest and large turnout for this monthly membership meeting due to the subject matter around the Ka’ono’ulu area of North Kihei,  and   it held true as well over 100 filled both levels of the room almost to capacity.   KCA President Mike Moran’s introduction offered brief synopses of  commercial projects […]

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Kenolio Apartments land clearing this week.

UPDATE    8/19/14   KCA has submitted the EA comments to both CHP and PWC now. In addition the last remnant of the “junkyard” appearance which has lingered for years on this site, the graffiti marred  shipping container has been removed. *************************************************************************************************************************************************** 8/16/14   While your Association is preparing comments this month on the Environmental Assessment […]

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So it will be another used car lot after all, mauka of Highway

UPDATE   August 13, the lot is paved and the trucks and cars are back on site . 8/10/14    For almost two years we have watched and reported on this plot of land mauka of the highway just north of Blackie’s Shell gas station, next to the batting cages. Then on June 6, […]

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Downtown Kihei Project Takes Next BIG Step

UPDATE (8/12/14)  This morning KCA submitted testimony to the County Planning Commission on this project, requesting 3 manini modifications to make it more community friendly. The commissioners voted unanimously to advise the County Council to approve the requested zoning changes and amendment to KMCP. so the project can go forward.                […]

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