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Hazmat spill on roundabout causes closure this morning

How do block up a roundabout? Try spilling diesel fuel around its road surface.   2/10/16– While there was no traffic accident, a fuel spill made for a very slippery surface, so first responders  immediately jumped into coordinated effort, as MPD diverted vehicular traffic, while MFD worked to absorb and dispose of the material to […]

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TWO KIHEI DEVELOPMENTS “DECIDED” AT PLANNING COMMISSION ON TUESDAY 2/9/16

While they were placed on opposite ends of the Commission’s agenda, and in some ways they are polar opposite developments, the opening 100% “affordable” all rental residential Kenolio Apartments at the SE corner of Kenolio and Kaonoulu and the International chain Walgreens Drugs at the SW corner of SKR and Nohukai were both a concern […]

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Bike path Construction along Liloa to commence this month

UPDATE 2/8/16   Preparations for this welcome project continue with the portable message board being set in place to inform the community (those who do not view KCA website or Facebook) on what is planned.  At the same time, builder, the good guys at Goodfellow Bros are readying a base yard site at the makai edge […]

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Work Continues on Downtown Kihei commercial project along Pi’ikea

Water Laterals in at end of 2015, and now some very specific land clearing has begun. As Cattle egrets fluctuated between perching and swarming while kiawes and other growth were uprooted on the northern most portion first and then the South side of the proposed Downtown Kihei Project, and the water latreals seemingly complected, looks […]

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COUNCIL’S BUDGET COMMITEE GIVES UNAMIMOUS APPROVAL

UPDATE 2/5/16  This morning the full Council agreed with the Committee’s recommendation, & also unanimously passed this measure. Second and final Council approval is expected soon, then it is a done deal.. South Maui Regional Traffic Master Plan Now Has Funding To Proceed- DPW will now have contracted firm move In our continuing effort to […]

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What is Happening at Ahihi Kina’u National Preserve ?

This is not for the hikers or bikers, but for those who drive motor vehicles down to end of the road to perhaps snorkel or dive at the the Preserve. You remember where you park? Well the DLNR is proposing to level, pave with marked stalls, and charge non Hawaiian residents a fee. See: http://oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/Shared%20Documents/EA_and_EIS_Online_Library/Maui/2010s/2016-1-23-KA-5B-DEA-Ahihi-Kinau-NAR-Parking-Lot.pdf […]

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VIDEO NOW ON HERE! FIRST COMMUNITY MEETING INDUCES LARGE TURNOUT ON GOVERNANCE 1/19/16

UPDATE 2/1/16 ON AKAKU! Akaku’s video is now available for on-demand viewing: UPDATE  1/26/16  ON AKAKU! Even while no commercial media mentioned what occurred at this meeting, seemingly because they did not send anyone to cover, we have has a lot of input from guys who were not present. But since noncommercial Akaku did send  Calvin and […]

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OUR COMMENTS SUBMITTED FOR MAKENA RESORT REQUEST FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA)

As shown on Akaku, Maui Community Media, and extensively reported in last week’s Maui News, The County Planning Commission meeting was motivated boisterous, sometime cited as “out of order”, but the Commissioners certainly heard from the community, concerning Makena Resort’s Draft Environmental Assessment(DEA) . The process of a DEA requires a 30 day submission period […]

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Planning Commission to examine Walgreens Kihei again 2/9/16

After deferring this matter at the 1/12/16 meeting, an “amended agenda” for next Tuesday’s meeting at 9:00 AM will allow Walgreens to again ask for a determination on their Environmental Assessment (EA) SEE http://gokihei.org/environment/not-so-fast-walgreens-says-planning-commission The County Planning Commission meeting will also address Kenolio Apartments, the 100%”affordable”186 rental units at the vacant lot along Kaonoulu Rd between […]

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SEE KCA RESPONSE–Maui Island residents tell Commissioners to say NO to ATC Makena!

1/31/16 UPDATE  KCA SUBMITS RESPONSE TO THE MAKENA RESORT’S DEA (SEE COMMENT AT BOTTOM (AFTER PIX) 1/26/19  The Planning Commission room overflowed with concerned residents from all regions of the island awaiting their turn to testify of the proposed Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for a single segment of the proposed revitalized development of the southernmost […]

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SENATOR ROZ BAKER TALKS TO KIHEI

A motivated boisterous, sometime down right rude, assembly met Roz, as well as her guest Board of Agriculture Chair Scott Enright last evening ( 1/28/16) at the Kihei Charter Middle School for a public meeting after the opening week of the 2016 Legislation. KCA had a strong presence of Directors, committee chairs and general membership […]

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Alliance starts off a new year of unity 1/25/16

Alliance of Community Associations (Alliance) on Maui started off 2016 with a plethora of participating Associations examining some perspective on two key issues of concern to Maui County: The announcement by A & B closing the H C & S sugar plantation this year, and the ever growing concern of a proposed change in governance […]

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WHAT’ S UP THIS WEEK, THE LAST ONE IN JANUARY, FOR KCA?

                                  While we are often asked what actions of community interest are upcoming, our limitations of participating guys often comes down to doing something, or saying something, and the action always takes precedence. But if we can squeeze it […]

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