KCA testifies to Council’s Budget & Finance Committee on South Maui items of concern

#kihei 4/26/17. Your Association expressed some South Maui concerns to the Budget & Finance Committee on the “draft” FY 2018 Budget presented to that committee by Riki Hokama late on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday morning, we asked for positive consideration of marine water quality studies; retaining the current “3 can plan” in two districts; sufficient […]

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Kamaole Grand approved at Planning Commission for SMA Permit Request – KCA ask for conditions not granted

#kihei 4/25/17 In our second time this year for this volunteer group, we were testifying on the Kamaole Grand’s request for an SMA permit to the Planning Commission with a new chair, Sandra Duvauchelle , and two new commissioners, Tina Gomes and Christian Tackett. Our testimony basically was the advice we provided to the development […]

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Are we still hungry? Even more places to eat coming to central Kihei

#kihei 4/22/17. Recently we had inquiries about what was happening along the South side of Pi’ikea, just mauka of the Azeka Shopping Center. Word is a food court, essentially a plot of protected land for parking a number of food trucks. So as the land appears to becoming graded and graveled and a perimeter fence […]

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KCA says North Kihei needs more housing, not more commercial space

4/21/17 #kihei With an expected State Land Use Commission (LUC) meeting less than a month away (stay tuned), your Association’s volunteer directors gladly accepted an invitation from the owner’s representative Charles Jencks to sit around our office table to hear their latest update on the proposed massive project mauka of the Pi’ilani Highway at Kaonoulu […]

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1000! attend Congressional Representative for Maui, Tulsi Gabbard, Town Hall Meeting

UPDATE  4/20/17  Full House at Castle Theater were dazzled!   As popularity increases now Akaku, Maui Community Media announces they will televise it live on Ch 55 and livestream on  www.akaku.org   UPDATE 4/17/17 Seemingly due to overwhelming response, Thursday’s event has been moved to the Castle Theater at the MACC When was the last time […]

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What about sunscreen containing oxybenzone ? Would you use it when in the ocean? Is it harmful to coral? Are there reasonable alternatives? Should there be legislative action?

For years some segments in the Maui community have stated sunscreen is harming our coral reef system. Have they been right all along? #kihei 4/18/17  Our conclusion concerning this issue: the prudent action is to follow the precautionary principal. Don’t use a suspicious product unless it is proven harmless, as there are reasonable alternatives. First […]

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County Council B & F Committee Says YES to Kihei Gym

4/17/17 #kihei With a time limit of one hour and a hot button issue on the Fire Department as one of just two agendized items, we were concerned that if there was a lot of lengthy public testimony, no decision wound be reached No need. We were the sole testifier in the County. We offered […]

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Public Invited to Kalama Skate Park Design Workshop this Wednesday at KCC

Skate much? Land surfers in Kihei, this is your time to tell ’em how it should be done Wailuku, Maui – Members of the public are invited to provide input to Maui County staff and skate park designers for the proposed Kalama Skate Park. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 […]

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Who is that taking State DOH CWB marine water samples along Kihei Beaches??

It is Megan Dailer, a scientist who has been actively involved in numerous marine water quality issues on Maui for several years. #kihei 4/12/17  This morning April 12, we spotted a familiar face wading into the kai taking samples in North Kihei: Megan Dailer, who among other things is an algal biologist and has conducted […]

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Architect, George Rixey

UPDATE D of A hearing—Can Industrial Hemp be Grown in South Maui? Opinions vary.

UPDATE 4/13/17   The State Department of Agriculture has announced a public meeting next month at their facility  in Kahului, where they will accept public testimony.  At 9:00 AM on Wednesday May 17,2017 public testimony on proposed growth rules will be accepted at.635 Mua St Kahului  . UPDATE 4/2/16. passed committee yesterday, but a few more […]

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County Liquor Control Commission is out of control

Ka’ahumanu runs red with rage and passion this afternoon 4/11/17 #kihei We expected a large turnout  this afternoon, protesting the Mayor’s approval of 24/7/365 alcohol sales  without any community awareness or discussion. So seeing about sixty red-shirted volunteers lined up fronting the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center was a bit less than we expected. But the enthusiasm […]

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Do you know this guy? Can you ID?

4/13/17  #kihei We frequently stop by this little wetlands oasis in central Kihei (SEE:http://gokihei.org/environment/nene-invade-central-kihei-wednesday-morning) reflecting how this entire shore line was a natural wetlands until humans came along and filled it in & built upon the fill, somehow expecting it would what, have no effect?. Maybe wishful thinking on the way to the money bank. […]

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Kihei Charter School’s New High School Under Construction

#kihei #KiheiCharterSchool Kihei Charter School is forging ahead with its high tech, super eco-friendly plans for its new High School at the top of Lipoa Street. Could some of this energy and persistence  and vision rub off on the State Department of Education so we’ll soon see comparable activity towards the long-awaited Kihei High School? […]

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