Near Shore Water Quality in South Maui Is a Long Term KCA Concern

Who cares about the water quality of our near shore ocean? Doesn’t everyone? You might expect that anyone who enters: snorkelers, divers, swimmers, surfers, fishers, paddlers (SUP, outrigger & kayak), wind surfers, boaters, kiters and waders lead the list, followed by the recreation businesses who foster these activities. Moreover anyone who profits from this interest, so […]

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KCA GOES OVER AND UP TO REPORT TO YOU ON CANDIDATES

Our akamai members are aware that each on the nine elected Council members has an equal say about So Maui, so for whom you chose to vote for the upcountry residential seat is just as important as the So. Maui one.. Thus we went to Pukalani last evening (4/26) to a candidates forum for that […]

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Kihei Wellness Center proposed at 1488 SKR, makai (next to Kihei Vet ) hearing on May 10, 2016 9AM

This commercial project a two story a 22,000 ft2 building  for “wellness related services.” is scheduled to go before the County Planning Commission in Wailuku at 9:00 AM on May 10, requesting a change in zoning (CIZ)  from Residential to Commercial. Presently it is vacant land next to Kihei Veterinarian Services, and a separate vacant […]

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Makena Site Visit Set for 5/18/16 at 9:00 AM For County Planning Commission on Resort Project

UPDATE 4/21/16  With mahalo to the Planning Department, we can now state the Planning Commission has decided to accept the invitation for a site visit at Makena ATC’s project site on Wednesday morning, May 18 at 9:00 AM. This is the morning after our public community meeting on 5/17 concerning overall S Maui building projects […]

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Bike path Construction along Liloa to commence this month

UPDATE 4/23/16 Progress in construction . A quick glimpse this morning indicates that most of the below-ground work along both sides of Liloa is nearly completed, and we see some of the ground level pieces coming into place, like the curbs gutters & segment of sidewalks indicating the breadth of the redesigned roadway . . […]

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We Crashed the Revitalized Wailuku Community Association Meeting

“the voice of the community and the advocacy organization to support and work with the County’s redevelopment efforts.” Last evening (4/20/16) we ventured into Wailuku to attend a public board meeting of the revitalized Wailuku Community Association (WCA), dba Wailuku Downtown Association, at 5:30 PM at the site of the old Wailuku Main Street Group […]

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A MAUI COUNTY COMMUNITY PLAN? WHAT IF MUCH OF IT IS IGNORED?

UPDATE 4/17/16 (or should this be labeled a -DOWNDATE?) SEE THE CURRENT KIHEI-MAKENA COMMUNITY PLAN  Sometime back, probably in the ’80’s, the South Maui Community examined the condition of the poor or lack of planning of our area, and began striving to improve what existed & insure that all new growth and the built environment […]

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Brah, it’s a street light, not a traffic signal at Kanani Rd

Seems like ever since this DPW project has progressed through the various committees and commissions, we’ve heard community objections to “another traffic light on SKR!” So now constructions is about to begin (predicted next Monday, 4/18/16), so before the input begins, what they are constructing is a street light, which lights up the intersection, not […]

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KCA Testifies to Planning Commission but mostly listens

This morning (4/12/16) KCA testified on a single item, Council Resolution No. 16-9 concerning regulation of Ag Tourism at the Planning Commission. The Planning Department had asked KCA for a comment back in February, so our oral testimony simply focused on the support we offered in writing. However, after introducing the two new commissioner, (although […]

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KCA Testifies to Budget Committee Regarding. NSCR (again)

This morning (4/12/16) KCA testified on a few items for the DPW’s portion of Capital Improvements for the Public Works Department for the FY 2017 for South Maui, principally a proposed construction of the NSCR extending from the upcoming terminus at the border of Lokelani Middle school and the Community Park extending southward to Auhana […]

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KCA Testifies to Budget Committee Regarding S Maui Parks

This morning (4/11/16) KCA was just one of two testifiers concerning Capital Improvements for the Parks & Recreation Department for the FY 2017, and as expected, our concerns addressed our region. We prefaced our specific topics with our recurring general observation that each year when the Administration’s budget is presented to the Council and the […]

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COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY IN KIHEI SATURDAY MORNING STARTING AT 8:00 AM

        Those who keep up with this website have read a series of info pieces the last month or so about La’ie Wetlands, makai SKR and the creatures who live there.:  http://gokihei.org/environment/a-very-sad-comment-about-a-favorite-place  AND    http://gokihei.org/environment/organizing-good-organizations-to-do-good-in-kihei-friday-morning         Here is an opportunity to get involved. This is not a KCA event, […]

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Our Design Review Committee (DRC) Receives New Development Info

This morning (4/7/16) a new challenge was engaged by the Design Review Committee (DRC) in a 10 AM meeting with Pete Sullivan of PB Sullivan http://www.pbsullivanconst.com/ (PBS) of Kihei, an existing KCA Gold level business member, and his consultant Rory Frampton. They advised PBS is examining leasing about 10 acres from Haleakala Ranch in the […]

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