Author: Mike Moran

First County Candidate Forum Fills the Room

9/18/18 #kihei Featuring a contrasting set of candidates, the forum began with two new lesser known guys from the East side vying for the County Council before the second half brought forth two well known guys striving to be our next Mayor. Claire Carroll and Shane Sinenci introduced themselves to about 150 attendees at St Teresa’s just after 6:30 to answer our questions on a variety of topics, ranging from term limits, visitor industry, county governance, community plans, affordable housing, governance by county districts, to environmental concerns and more. Two issues where there were clear differences between the candidates...

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Is Downtown Kihei Project several years away from commencement?

Request to County Planning Commission for 6 year extension. UPDATE  9/19/18   NOW SCHEDULED FOR 9/25/18 AT 9:00 AM  UPDATE  8/29/18  YESTERDAY MORNING PLANNING COMMISSION DEFERRED THE MATTER FOR ANOTHER MONTH 8/24/18 #kihei Next Tuesday (8/28/18, 9 AM) the planning commission will hear a request from the Krausz Companies for a six-year extension on the required start date for their project located makai Liloa Street along both sides of Pi’ikea. KCA has had extensive communication with them for the last decade and found them receptive to community concerns as they went through the extensive Maui County process. You can find...

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KOA Partners Meetings on Land Use of former Pi’ilani Promenade (aka MegaMall)

9/17/18 #kihei Mr Harry Lake, of KOA Partners, the newest representative of Sarofim Reality, participated in two meetings in Kihei on this topic: a “stakeholders” meeting at the KCA office in the morning, followed by an open community one in the evening starting at 6:30 PM at St Teresa Church Hall. In the morning meeting, a small group of guys working to represent various groups and specific issues expressed a mix of comments, ranging from why not updated plans since last meeting; what will you tell the community this evening; what if LUC decides to revert all lands back...

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VISION ZERO: MAUI EVENT AT KALAMA PARK

9/15/18 #kihei  On Saturday morning, September 15th, at Kalama Park, an event called Vision Zero kicked off its effort to achieve a goal of zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries caused by traffic accidents. This was a well-organized collaborative event by community groups, local and one international group.  The groups involved were the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Maui Bicycle League (MBL) and the Blue Zones Project (BZP), a worldwide organization with a focus on living longer and healthier.    The event centered on a commemorative bicycle ride in for Karl Hagen, a south Maui resident tragically killed while...

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State Land Use Commission Unanimous Vote for Land Change to Agriculture

9/13/18 #Kihei So why are we reporting about the 9/13/18  State Land Use Commission’s (LUC) hearing on land in Waiehu? It is not the location, but the action the LUC took regarding the land. Eleven years ago, the use of a 116-acre Waiehu property had been approved to have its classification changed from agriculture to urban for a proposed development. The development did not happen. The commissioners stated they were obligated to rule unanimously in favor of returning the Waiehu’s land status to agriculture because there had been no substantial commencement of the proposed land project and also that other conditions...

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Next Community Meeting

September 18, 2018

6:30 To 8:00 at Saint Theresa Church at 25 West Lipoa Street.

We will be continuing our forums with 2018 election candidates, this time focusing on the races for Mayor and for East Maui (remember that all registered voters can and should vote in all Council races). Come hear what they stand for, ask questions, be an enlightened voter!

Membership not required but encouraged, as are donations for Food Bank.

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Check out Dick Mayer's presentation on development planned for South Maui on this page.

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