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Coming to a Foodland near you? DETAILS next Tuesday evening, Apr. 28, 2015

  UPDATE (4/20/15) A public “open house” for the community with information about the Kihei Foodland Supermarket proposed addition of a gas station on SKR has been announced by their agent, Munekiyo Hiraga, and KCA appreciates them sharing the information with us to help alert the So Maui Community. As you see in the announcement, […]

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Butts to Budgets to Ag Rates, Alliance shows variety

The Alliance of Maui Community Associations (Alliance) meeting on Monday evening (4/20/15) with two KCA directors participating, included a half dozen other Community Association Directors discussing three varied issues. The introductory short presentation was offered by Sonya Niess of the Hawaii Public Health Institute http://www.hiphi.org/ who explained what the non profit does, but concentrated on […]

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What do you do with your hazmat???

For decades Maui residents wondered how best to dispose of hazardous material residue around their homes. While other counties had plans in place, Maui seemed to be lacking. Some guys, just with frustration , sent them to the County landfill, while the very conscientious and concerned ones kept accumulating them around the house or garage, […]

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Pi’ilani Highway closes for road construction this week

While we have been watching and reporting on this HDOT project mostly questioning why no sidewalks were included, (SEE http://gokihei.org/development-project-review/two-kca-directors-testify-at-planning-commission ), this week (4/20/15) the intersection will be closed for several evenings. The contractor Goodfellow Brothers has been doing the work in a most cooperative basis reducing the motor vehicle impacts, but now they have […]

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What is happening at the State Legislature ? KCA report on the Saturday meeting

  UPDATE 4/18/15 A trio of KCA directors attended the meeting, along with about twenty So. Maui residents, all with a variety of concerns handled, well by Ing in the 90 minute allocation. The hot topic was the pending legislation on the Hospital. The group was very upset about the possibility of losing services or […]

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KCA testifies again at Council’s B & F Committee

On Wednesday morning (4/15/15) KCA expressed continuing support for safe bicycling in So Maui. While we had done so at the neighborhood committee meeting on April 2, see http://gokihei.org/news/are-you-ready-for-countys-fy-2016-budget As this morning meeting on the eight floor was considering matters pertaining to the Department of Public Works (DPW), we joined several safe Maui bicycling advocates […]

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Two KCA Directors testify at Planning Commission

On Tuesday morning (4/14/15) KCA expressed continuing community support for the inclusion of sidewalks at the intersection of Ohukai and the Pi’ilani Hwy, which is presently being refurbished by HDOT in North Kihei . (See http://gokihei.org/environment/kca-testified-to-the-planning-commission-this-morning-31015 and http://gokihei.org/development-project-review/why-no-sidewalks-again-seems-all-talk-and-no-walk ) The major focus of the meeting was the “Orientation Workshop,” explaining the planning process, the divisions […]

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KCA again proposes a safe bike path in Kihei

Running just from Waipuilani to Lipoa, most community members think the greenway makai Liloa is great, but too short. In the 2016 FY budget, is plan to have it continue one more block to the Community Park entrance, although mauka, fronting the Middle School. While we have testified in favor, we believe such a path […]

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Are you aware of SAAM?? Next one is Monday 4/20/15

At times we use this forum to alert our community of items or events which are beyond our prescribed South Maui area, generally island or even county wide, since we believe it has a direct relationship to our community, but goes way beyond us. This is one of those. SAMM stands for Sexual Assault Awareness […]

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I’M HERE FOR KARL!

4/15/15 UPDATE   At a second court hearing  at 8 AM,  a “replacement” public defender seemed to have some incorrect information about other or additional charges, but agreement was reached for another rescheduled pre-trial hearing on 5/8/15. There seems to be a desire for a a agreed settlement rather than going to trial, but we will await […]

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April 7 at 5:00 PM public meeting in Kihei on Electric Company merger REPORT

UPDATE This evening, (4/7/15) we attended the NextEra public meeting at KCC concerning the take over of electric utility in Hawaii and were disappointed. The format was an open house, with lots of fancy signs and NextEra people standing around waiting to speak with residents one at a time, so there was no presentation or […]

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Are you ready for County’s FY 2016 Budget?

UPDATE Last evening, (4/2/15) we attended the Council’s Committee hearing at KCC concerning the FY 2016 County budget, which they received from the Administration last week We were very disappointed with the Mayor’s proposed document, in light of the response to our public request last October, as we limited our testimony to DPW requesting going […]

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KCA ‘s ongoing call for a safe reasonable walkable/bikeable community SIDEWALKS

Sadly, wherever we have them, Kihei is notorious for disjointed segmented sidewalks. Needless to say, this discourages walking for any distance, as if you are forced into the roadway, the lack of safety is obvious. Rather than a parent pushing a stroller for the joy of a walk in a pleasant atmosphere or to run […]

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