When is a water plan not really a plan at all?

  Last evening, 11/29/16, County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Water Resources & Planning Division offered to a tiny segment the community (13 to start) a long very detailed presentation entitled, “Public Workshop- Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan.” But even when late and very later arrivals increased attendance to about 20, their […]

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UPDATE -Action taken on food containers on Monday

11/28/16. This afternoon, after hours of public testimony and  committee and department discussions IEM-05 (polystyrene food containers “ban”) at Chair Cochran’s committee, a revised version (how many times?) was then amended a few times unanimously (5-0) before finally passing unanimously. It now has to proceed through two full Council meetings, likely first on 12/16/16, but […]

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How Important is Ocean Acidification?

Is this part of  Climate Change that many still deny is occurring? Ocean acidification Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide from human activity released into the atmosphere dissolves into oceans, […]

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Seeming confusion leads to deferral of emotional item at Council’s PIA Committee

MPD and Prosecutors Office appeared to be on different pages regarding laws.   11/22/16 : This morning’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs (PIA) Committee may have been earmarked for problems when the hot button and controversial item (PIA-61) titled Homeless was declared by Mayor Arakawa, who instigated the issue with five proposed laws at the end […]

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Alliance completes 2017 with three newly elected Council Members on Monday

No DEC. meeting but back at Kaunoa in January for Associations 11/22/16. Last evening reps for about six community associations gathered at the senior center to meet and greet the three newly elect Council members at the Alliance of Maui Community Associations (Alliance) Of course KCA had these successful candidates in our October 18 candidate […]

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A “forgotten” weekly gem in North Kihei

Food Pantry at Keolahou Church at Kenolio for Thanksgiving 11/21/16 : Sometimes Thanksgiving is too much about near gluttony and overmuch football and not enough about appreciation, gratitude in giving, and here in Hawaii aloha and pono, and taking care of ohana “e malama pono”…dedicated to protecting, sustaining and enhancing our ‘aina, kai and ‘ohana. […]

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Water, water everywhere is KCA concerns MEETING TUESDAY AT 6:00 PM

By Water, All Things Find Life KCA’s position paper on water  SEE http://www.gokihei.org/wp-content/uploads/WaterPositionStatemt_Oct.-13.pdf        When we express concerns about water, we need to explain what type. Hawaiians use kai & wai to distinguish the near shore ocean water from fresh water. Moana for open ocean, Recently our discussions and writings concern mostly the […]

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Final 2016 general membership meeting on our marine water quality shows public concern (SEE Video!)

11/16/16 Sometimes after elections, heading into the holiday season there is a drop off of attention and participation. The two proceeding meetings, candidate forums were both SRO, so last night, while not quite at capacity, most seats were filled, and audience was extremely attentive to the three presenters.  Over the years this topic brings out […]

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CIVIL BEAT ARTICLE DRAWS ATTENTION TO TUESDAY’S KCA MEETING

11/14/16   More reason than ever to see what local experts are saying in Kihei and what KCA is doing  as @civilbeat breaks this issue statewide (and beyond?) Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches Some near-shore waters can be heavily contaminated with fecal matter. Talks are underway about when signs […]

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KING UPSETS COUCH! Maui Electorate Decide on Nine Council Members for 2017-2018

UPDATE 11/9/16  So is this it? No more “whoops” here’s a few more we found under someone’s desk? Well they tell us this it the FINAL, and yes Kelly has pulled the upset  and will be South Maui’s rep for the next two years. Further the added votes did change an outcome, as many went […]

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Oneloa Coalition meets at Maalaea on Monday

Volunteer representatives gather for a variety of coordinated actions 11/7/16. This afternoon, 8 guys gathered at @PacificWhaleFoundation (PWF) classroom in Maalaea to move forward with the restoration project for Paniaka Pond at the State Park. The meeting was moderated by Greg Kaufman of @Pacificwhale. @KiheiCommunity Association (KCA)’s obligation involves communication, including conducting a community meeting […]

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Nene invade central Kihei Wednesday morning

11/5/16 UPDATE We had some offline inquiries if the other waterfowl at the area were all gone from here, as noting else was visible except this Nene pair. Happy to report we returned a few days later, and Nene now had plenty of company.                   11/2/16 We occasionally […]

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Who is looking out for our community health and welfare? NO ONE!

11/4/16 : We expect everyone is well aware of what we consider our highest priority. Some call it a vision statement (for future); others a mission statement (for present.), so maybe it is both, as it is what we expect both now and for the future. “e malama pono”…dedicated to protecting, sustaining and enhancing our […]

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