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Pi’ilani Highway closes for road construction this week

While we have been watching and reporting on this HDOT project mostly questioning why no sidewalks were included, (SEE http://gokihei.org/development-project-review/two-kca-directors-testify-at-planning-commission ), this week (4/20/15) the intersection will be closed for several evenings. The contractor Goodfellow Brothers has been doing the work in a most cooperative basis reducing the motor vehicle impacts, but now they have […]

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What is happening at the State Legislature ? KCA report on the Saturday meeting

  UPDATE 4/18/15 A trio of KCA directors attended the meeting, along with about twenty So. Maui residents, all with a variety of concerns handled, well by Ing in the 90 minute allocation. The hot topic was the pending legislation on the Hospital. The group was very upset about the possibility of losing services or […]

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KCA testifies again at Council’s B & F Committee

On Wednesday morning (4/15/15) KCA expressed continuing support for safe bicycling in So Maui. While we had done so at the neighborhood committee meeting on April 2, see http://gokihei.org/news/are-you-ready-for-countys-fy-2016-budget As this morning meeting on the eight floor was considering matters pertaining to the Department of Public Works (DPW), we joined several safe Maui bicycling advocates […]

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Two KCA Directors testify at Planning Commission

On Tuesday morning (4/14/15) KCA expressed continuing community support for the inclusion of sidewalks at the intersection of Ohukai and the Pi’ilani Hwy, which is presently being refurbished by HDOT in North Kihei . (See http://gokihei.org/environment/kca-testified-to-the-planning-commission-this-morning-31015 and http://gokihei.org/development-project-review/why-no-sidewalks-again-seems-all-talk-and-no-walk ) The major focus of the meeting was the “Orientation Workshop,” explaining the planning process, the divisions […]

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KCA again proposes a safe bike path in Kihei

Running just from Waipuilani to Lipoa, most community members think the greenway makai Liloa is great, but too short. In the 2016 FY budget, is plan to have it continue one more block to the Community Park entrance, although mauka, fronting the Middle School. While we have testified in favor, we believe such a path […]

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I’M HERE FOR KARL!

4/15/15 UPDATE   At a second court hearing  at 8 AM,  a “replacement” public defender seemed to have some incorrect information about other or additional charges, but agreement was reached for another rescheduled pre-trial hearing on 5/8/15. There seems to be a desire for a a agreed settlement rather than going to trial, but we will await […]

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Are you ready for County’s FY 2016 Budget?

UPDATE Last evening, (4/2/15) we attended the Council’s Committee hearing at KCC concerning the FY 2016 County budget, which they received from the Administration last week We were very disappointed with the Mayor’s proposed document, in light of the response to our public request last October, as we limited our testimony to DPW requesting going […]

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Alliance of Maui Community Assoc’s talks Hazard Mitigation

Several Island Community Associations, including two directors from KCA, assembled to hear from County Civil Defense (CD) Director Anna Foust, accompanied by CD specialist Bob Callum, as well as Sharon Mielbrecht from Pacific Disaster Center . Those with good memories remember Anna and Bob from a KCA general membership meeting a few years back. http://gokihei.org/government/community-meeting-31511-emergency-preparedness […]

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KCA testimony on “Downtown Kihei “ before Councilman Bob Carroll’s Land Use Committee Yesterday

Shortly after 1:30 PM (3/18/15) KCA joined with five others to offer testimony on this long discussed project, which may finally be going forward. The project in central Kihei, dissected by Pi’ikea and running from Liloa down to the artificial wetlands ponds just makua of Longs Drugs and Azeka Shopping Center has been in the […]

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KCA testified to the Planning Commission this morning (3/10/15)

UPDATE 3/11/15 So what happened ? Our attempt to consider moving  the SMA boundary elicited a strong developer, builder contingent in opposition against just KCA, and unsurprisingly the PC voted unanimously against the proposal. Today the Maalaea dump is already reopened- see today’s Maui news for professional article on that outcome. But is was not […]

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