Rikki Hokama

Are you ready for County’s FY 2016 Budget?

Ready or not, here it comes and will be coming to Kihei very soon Many of you are well aware of this annual exercise in our County. Toward the end of March, the Administration presents the annual budget, which takes effect on July 1, to the public and the County Council. The document was months […]

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Alliance of Maui Community Assoc’s talks Hazard Mitigation

Several Island Community Associations, including two directors from KCA, assembled to hear from County Civil Defense (CD) Director Anna Foust, accompanied by CD specialist Bob Callum, as well as Sharon Mielbrecht from Pacific Disaster Center . Those with good memories remember Anna and Bob from a KCA general membership meeting a few years back. http://gokihei.org/government/community-meeting-31511-emergency-preparedness […]

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KCA testimony on “Downtown Kihei “ before Councilman Bob Carroll’s Land Use Committee Yesterday

Shortly after 1:30 PM (3/18/15) KCA joined with five others to offer testimony on this long discussed project, which may finally be going forward. The project in central Kihei, dissected by Pi’ikea and running from Liloa down to the artificial wetlands ponds just makua of Longs Drugs and Azeka Shopping Center has been in the […]

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

For at least a decade your Association has taken countless actions to encourage our county and state governments to develop a community where it is reasonable to walk and/or ride a bicycle, and not always and only use motor vehicles as the sole method of transportation. For bicyclists,with a rare exception of the County’s Kihei […]

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Are you aware of SAAM??

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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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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Eric Gleason of NextEra

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

NextEra Energy, HECO to hold public meetings March 24, 2015 The Maui News Save | Post a comment |             NextEra Energy, which is seeking to merge with Maui Electric Co. parent Hawaiian Electric Co., will be holding public meetings with HECO in Maui County from April 7 to 9. The meetings are intended to introduce residents to NextEra […]

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Malia Chow, Ph D

WHALE SANCTUARY (HIHWNMS) PUBLIC MEETING IN KIHEI NEXT MONTH

NOAA proposes expanding focus, boundaries of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Meeting at Kihei Youth Center April 29 at 5:30 PM   Agency asks for public comments through June 19 Following extensive collaboration with partners including non-governmental organizations, businesses, scientists, and other members of the community, NOAA today has announced its proposed rule […]

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The newest reconfiguration of the Ma’alaea Plantation from Spencer

Once again the KCA Design Review Committee met with the representatives of Spencer Development on their renewed and modified attempt to find a satisfactory residential project mauka of the Honoapi’ilani Highway in Maalaea near the North Kihei Road (NKR) intersection. Last Thursday (3/19/15) morning the personable pair of Doug Spenser and Vince Bogoyo presented the […]

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KCA Community Meeting Recap 3/17/15

  Perhaps it was because there will be no meeting in April, or that it was St Patrick’s Day or the topic and presenters, but about seventy guys showed for our general membership meeting last evening to hear about the coral reef and water quality situation in Maalaea Bay. Robin Knox, Darla White and “Fitz” […]

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What did MECO tell all the Community Associations last Thursday?

                            Community associations from around the island were invited to an open house at Maui Electric Company’s headquarters in Kahului on March 12, 2015. KCA was represented by two board members and a former board member. After pupu’s, several engineers and managers […]

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KCA testified to the Planning Commission this morning (3/10/15)

UPDATE 3/11/15 So what happened ? Our attempt to consider moving  the SMA boundary elicited a strong developer, builder contingent in opposition against just KCA, and unsurprisingly the PC voted unanimously against the proposal. Today the Maalaea dump is already reopened- see today’s Maui news for professional article on that outcome. But is was not […]

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KCA Viewpoint in Maui News

Maui Lu redevelopment provides chance for forward-looking planning in South Maui Viewpoint February 24, 2015 By MIKE MORAN , The Maui News Save | Comments (1) | Post a comment |             It seems apparent that most people agree Kihei was poorly planned or perhaps just unplanned. Any professional we […]

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