Author: Mike Moran

Mayor Arakawa Meets with KCA BOD 6/13/11 Regarding trees on South Kihei Road

        PRESS RELEASE FROM KIHEI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 6/14/11 Mayor Arakawa’s meeting with KCA Board of Directors on the trees on South Kihei Road The KCA board would like to express our appreciation to Mayor Arakawa and his staff for meeting with us on Monday concerning the fate of the four monkey pod trees on So. Kihei Road. We value the fact that the administration took the time to meet with the local community to help structure a plan moving forward. The KCA board asked for, and the mayor agreed, that the four trees will not be removed during the time necessary for the community association to help design a comprehensive street tree program for South Kihei Rd. The KCA is proposing the formation of a street tree committee that will be charged with helping to design a overall street tree plan for the community. The committee will be working with the mayor’s executive assistant John Buck on this process. Mayor Arakawa also committed to fund this process with the amount of funding dependent on the proposals made by the committee. Eventually, after the plan is in place and we are well on our way towards planting many trees, it might be necessary to remove certain trees to accommodate the infrastructure required for South Kihei Rd. The administration has assured the KCA that our new street tree...

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Fate of Monkey Pod Trees on S Kihe Road

Here’s how the Monkey Pod Tree grove along So Kihei road presently appears, with the majesty of the four challanged trees and their roots exposed for examination. The community awaits the decision of the mayor on the fate of the four  40 + year old trees, whose roots have been upsetting the sidewalk built over them. The county arborist says remove the trees, but an independent arborist advises the trees can be saved and offers how to do so. What is Mayor Arakawa’s decision?  Stay tuned. ...

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Development Projections Meeting Recap 5/17/11

After a brief tutorial by education committee chair Andrew Beerer on our ever improving website, the three guests, G- Pac Vice- chair Dick Mayor, Council member Don Couch and ranch representative Rory Frampton each addressed the topic on growth and development in South Maui, including an extensive informative power point by professor Mayor. An audience of approximate 100 were very attentive, and offered numerous inqueries and comments , extending the meeting much beyond the schedule time. Community members are welcome to submit comments to the KCA website.For a complete report of this meeting, see the May 26 edition of the Maui Weekly....

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Community Meeting 4/19/11 recap

After a brief introductory appraisal on the potential population grown in Kihei by President Jon Miller, Education Committee Chair Andrew Beerer offered the present and future state of the public schools in Kihei before an enthusiastic audience. Principals Chris Daily (Kamai’i) and Halle Maxwell (Kihei Elementry) and Charter School representatives Gene Zarro,Mark Christiano, Gail Weaver each addresed the membership about their respective school(s), before the meeting was opened to membership inqueries. The May 17 meeting will welcome Professor (ret.) Dick Mayor and Council Member Don Couch to discuss building development and potential growth, as well as related infrastructure in South Maui A full professional report of the April meeting will appear in next week’s (4/28/11) Maui Weekly. Mahalo. [Show as...

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Next Community Meeting

March 19, 2019

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

What can we expect in new transportation options in South Maui? How about a North-South Collector Road to offload from Piilani Highway and South Kihei Road? Lauren Armstrong (Executive Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization) will talk about what is in the works.

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