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KCA General Membership Community Meeting Fills the House

Your Association’s General Membership meeting last evening (10/21/14) welcomed over 100 members & guests for a candidate forum with mayor Alan Arakawa & challenger Ocean Safety Officer Tamara Paltin; S. Maui council-member Don Couch and challenge UHMC College Professor Jon “Fitz” Fitzpatrick; and Kahului Council-member Don Guzman and former (termed out) Council-member Joe Pontinella. Each […]

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Kenolio Apartments project schedule Public Meeting on 11/6/14

Your Association’s Design Review Committee (DRC) reviewed and scored this project (see http://gokihei.org/environment/kca-drc-scores-the-kenolio-apartment-project ) last month. Now there will be a public meeting at KCC next month presented jointly by the mainland land owner and the local planning company. We encourage interested members of the community to attend.

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South Maui Event presented by Maui Business Brainstormers

Renowned though the neighbor islands and beyond for his environmental actions, particularity concerning preserving and strengthening the coral reef system, Robert Winter, aka Snorkel Bob, will be giving a presentation later this month in Wailea at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort  http://www.fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui/. Robert has participated in KCA events as part our concern with the continuing […]

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State DOT working along Maui County Street

So what were the State Department of Transportation (HDOT) workers doing along Kailoa Place in North Kihei today (10/14/14)? Well, since the strip of land on the mauka side of the street is part of the State’s Pi’ilani Highway Right of Way, it is their kuleana to maintain it, and several of the existing Kiawe […]

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Who is doing what at Kulanihakoi Gulch?

You know the Kulanihakoi Gulch, or at least then very end of it where it runs below the Pi’ilani Hwy between Kaonoulu and Kulanihakoi Streets across the N-S Collector Rd corridor continuing makai to SKR and the Kai. Well this morning, (1016/14) just makai of the NSCR trail, we see someone has been working with heavy […]

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Outdoor Cat Management on Maui- Possibilities and Practicalities

Last evening  (10/14/15) at the Community Center a presentation by Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with the Maui Humane Society (MHS) offered an explanation and analysis concerning area outdoor cats in two specif regions of central Maui. While the cavernous room contained about fifty people, almost half on them were members of these two organization, as well as several smaller […]

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State Department of Health Maui Meeting on Cesspools

UPDATE 10/15/14 Your Association submitted testimony that we agreed for a need to remove and replace these devices with something more modern & efficient in our area to help preserve the quality of out near shore waters & protect the coral reef system in Maalaea bay. However we asked the Department to offer a reasonable […]

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Mayor’s Office Regional Budget Meeting in Kihei 10/6/14

  UPDATE 10/7/14 While we were unable to be present for the 500 PM commencement, upon arriving at 5:30, the Administration’s team outnumbered those attending at last evening’s (10/6/14) 2015 budget meeting presented by Mayor Arakawa. The announced new format of testifiers meeting directly one on one with specific department representatives seemed well received.   […]

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Tuesday’s Community Meeting Focuses on General Election

On Tuesday (10/21/14) at the Kihei Charter Middle School (41 E Lipoa) at 6:30 PM, KCA welcomes six Maui County Candidates for three offices in a forum for those who are registered, and do vote. For County Council, we have Kahului’s incumbent Don Guzman & returning “termed out” former Councilmen Joe Pontinella; South Maui incumbent […]

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County Planning Committee Bill on Home-Based Businesses Passes

UPDATE 10/3/14    PC 33, This Home Based Business Bill arose as scheduled this afternoon in the Committee, with the absence of any community testimony. Thus the five members of the committee’s total of seven who were present, went through the often revised bill, supplemented  with Planning Department input, and approved the bill on first reading. Thus […]

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How Many Cats are in your Neighborhood?

If we start with the basic question, how many cats are there on the Island, for years the answers went from ridiculous to absurd in number, as truth is no one knew. But most agree too many. Then the “solution” was to trap cats and kill them ad infinitum, and we see how well that […]

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KCA comments on the Pi’ilani Promenade’s DEIS

UPDATE 10/1/14.   As advertised (below) we have submitted our comments on the Draft EIS and submitted to all the proper recipients  in a seventeen page document  seehttp://gokihei.org/wp-content/uploads/PiilaniPromDraftEISesponseV2b.pdf . Now we all wait.. 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 […]

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KCA DRC Scores the Kenolio Apartment Project

  At this morning’s (9/25/14) presentation by Chris Hart and Partners (CHP), which included Ashley and Stacy Otomo of Otomo Engineering Inc. (OTI) and audio input from the developer Pacific West Companies’ (PWC) Doug Gibson and Don Slattery via conference call for the home base in Eagle, ID, the Design Review Committee (DRC) performed a […]

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