Author: Mike Moran

10/19/10 Community Meeting Recap on election forum

In spite of the fact that several incumbent candiates were prohibited from participating, due to  the County Council’s extremely extended session continuing on until our meeting ended, an enthusiastic group of members actively participated in quizzing  fifteen candidates to facilitate making decisions in the November 2 election. Mahalo to the candidates who participated, to those who were hard at work in the Council Session and thus could not, and our volunteers who moderated the groups and facilitaed the meeting. See next week’s (10/28/10) Maui Weekly for a professional report on this meeting. The final (none in December) KCA meeting is Nov 16 at the Kihei Charter Middle School on Lipoa, featuring election of the 2011 Board of...

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Meeting recap 9/21/10 community meeting

A spirited meeting at the Kihei Charter Middle School focused on a specific A&B Properties development in North Kihei just mauka of the highway near Kaiwahine St. presented by Grant Chun and Dan Yasui, followed by an expansion of the issue with County long term planner John Summers giving an overview of development throughout Kihei, drew about 75 concerned residents. After KCA planning committee member Tom Douma explained how this committee works, to set up the agenda, president Jon Miller moderated to advise and direct the proceedings for the evening. Many area residents expressed general infrastructure concerns related to development with varied inquiries for the present To make a comment on the project, please go to: www.gokihei.org/development-project-review/planning-committee-reviews-ab-north-kihei-residential-project and make a post. For more information, see the expanded report of the meeting in the 9/30/10 edition of the Maui Weekly. Mahalo. [Show as...

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Primary Political Forum Recap

The first of two KCA events concerning the 9/18/10 Primary election received an enthusisatic response from the community and the candidates at the Community Center, as all but three of the invited candidates participated in the speed dating format, providing everyone with a one on one opportunity with every candidate for mayor, County Council, Dist 11 State Rep and the Board of Education. Media participation was also heightened, as beyond our faithful Maui Weekly coverage, Maui News reporter and photographer were busy, as was the video of Maui TV News. From the Maui Weekly.. Candidates Vie for South Maui Votes Contenders quick to address concerns in their race to the primaries. “Overall, I believe we’ve got to get the county out of the way of small businesses.” Trisha Smith, Maui Weekly Nothing resonates campaign season quite like colorful political swag and bustling candidates working a room of potential constituents. Among the festive fliers, personal notepads, gummy bears and supportive campaign team members decorating the Kihei Community Center (KCC) on Tuesday, Aug. 17, were nearly 100 concerned Maui voters looking for answers at the Kihei Community Association (KCA) meeting. Eleven mayoral candidates and several Maui County Council contenders attended the “speed-dating” event, where they were divided into groups by seat race—with the prospective mayors divvied up in three sections. Each had a chance to answer questions posed by eight groups of...

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Panel Discusses Renewable Energy Systems on Maui at July Membership Meeting

Experts explore Net Energy Metering and the future of solar energy on Maui. “Maui is the best place for developing and showcasing the clean energy future.” Trisha Smith Maui Weekly Posted July 29, 2010 When Kihei couple Jeanne and Michael Duberstein decided to install a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on their home, they intended to significantly reduce their monthly electric bill and their “connection” to Maui Electric Company (MECO). But during the Kihei Community Association (KCA) and South Maui Sustainability (SMS) joint meeting on Tuesday, July 20, Jeanne expressed her frustrations with MECO. “We went to PV, yet continue to pay for imported oil and other random line charges,” said Jeanne. She is aggravated that she can’t get any answers from MECO that justify these charges, and feels those looking to install systems need more incentives than just tax rebates. “Are they even putting much effort into creating a program that works well?” she asked. And, KCA President John Miller later asked if the company really is investing in renewable energy. A panel discussion at the Kihei Community Center last week explored Net Energy Metering (NEM) and the benefits of utilizing solar power. The panel also examined problems with MECO’s “old, antiquated structure.” “Maui is the best place in the world for developing and showcasing the clean energy future,” stated Clean Energy Maui CEO Chris Mentzel. “Green” experts like...

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Next Community Meeting

January 15, 2019

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

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

What’s Up

KCA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO SHAPE OUR FUTURE! JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!
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Check out Dick Mayer's presentation on development planned for South Maui.

Have a question about something you saw in Kihei? Check the KCA website! If the answer isn't already there, leave a post.


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