Author: Mike Moran

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

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

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