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County Council Public Hearing and Special Meeting Establishes Standing Committees

#kihei #MauiCountyCouncil Another Holiday (MLK Day) meeting with all “workdays” off is bizarre commencement for 2017; does it foretell the next two years at Council? JAN 16, 2017 “It’s obvious there’s no appetite for compromise,” stated South Maui Council member Kelly King, after having numerous proposals voted down. Is this an indication of two years […]

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TONIGHT! Opening 2017 membership meeting will overflow with important information on JAN 17

At 6:30 PM this Tuesday, after required announcement of the 2017 elected officers, we will welcome a presentation by our newly elected So Maui District Council Member, Kelly King. @MauiCountyCouncil She will be followed by updates on both the very long awaited County Kihei gym and the even longer awaited State Department of Education’s Kihei […]

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON MAKENA RESORT WAS A HOT ONE WITH NO CONCLUSION

Numerous Public Testifiers materialize in Planning Room way before 9:00 AM commencement #kihei #makena 1/10/17 This morning your Community Association voiced the community’s concerns and opinions about ATC Makena Holdings request for a final determination on their Environment Assessment (EA) .We were at the half way point of 60+ public testifiers for the morning session, […]

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MAKENA RESORT BACK BEFORE PLANNING COMMISSION THIS TUESDAY MORNING

Numerous Public Testifiers expected at 9:00 AM in Planning Room. #kihei #makena 1/9/17    Tomorrow morning (Tuesday) a large number of concerned citizens will likely descend on 250 S. High St in Wailuku to voice their concerns and opinions about ATC Makena Holdings request for a final determination on their Environmental Assessment (EA) for the […]

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White remains Chair! County Council Organizational Meeting Draws Overflowing Audience

White retains position; Carroll new Vice Chair #kihei #MauiCountyCouncil JAN 2 – 3, 2017  Wow! We expect we were not the only ones who anticipated a huge public testimony today. Turns out the first five hours of the meeting were consumed by witness statements by the public. How many? Almost 70. As one speaker commented, […]

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Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) final meeting of 2016

12/19/16. #kihei   Having attended most of these meetings from the first one back on May 4, SEE http://gokihei.org/alternative-transportation/maui-metro-planning-org-maui-mpo-meeting we are still unclear what to expect. Is this something that could really rejuvenate transportation needs on Maui Island? The prior meeting seemed to be cobbled together by chair David Goode scrambling to quickly recruit some […]

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County Council Closes Out 2016 on Friday 12/17

#MauiCountyCouncil #polystyrene 12/17/16 Expect we all realized from the agenda this would be a lengthy swan song, as the ceremonials for the two (of three) departing members would take close to two hours to begin the meeting shortly after 9:00 AM. After the recess the public testimony portion began with announcement of 45 guys already […]

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UPDATE -Action on deadly food containers at Council

UPDATE 12/15/16   9:00 AM tomorrow morning Council has first reading ( 2 are required) and KCA again offers testimony in strong support.  You can too. 11/28/16. This afternoon, after hours of public testimony and  committee and department discussions IEM-05 (polystyrene food containers “ban”) at Chair Cochran’s committee, a revised version (how many times?) was […]

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What is “sustainable transportation?” We wanted to find out, so we attended the forum

12/8/16 Yesterday afternoon at County of Maui Department of Planning’s conference room, the State Department of Transportation (HDOT) held a neighbor island “Sustainable Transportation Forum” We walked in with an open mind, unsure what to expect. For our area HDOT is pretty much Pi’ilani Hwy, North Kihei Road and the Mokulele Hwy. Our most recent […]

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When is a water plan not really a plan at all?

  Last evening, 11/29/16, County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Water Resources & Planning Division offered to a tiny segment the community (13 to start) a long very detailed presentation entitled, “Public Workshop- Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan.” But even when late and very later arrivals increased attendance to about 20, their […]

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