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Are all those trees at Community Center to be chopped? Let’s check before removing

UPDATE 5/26/17  Well, WELL, WELL!  This morning all the X‘s are gone. What do you know.  But we will be watching UPDATE 5/25/17  With BIG mahalo to S Maui Council member Kelly King and her team, here is the situation as we understand it. The Parks & Rec Department unequivocally intends to remove all of […]

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UPDATE**What about sunscreen containing oxybenzone ? Would you use it when in the ocean? Is it harmful to coral? Are there reasonable alternatives? Should there be legislative action?

For years some segments in the Maui community have stated sunscreen is harming our coral reef system. Have they been right all along? UPDATE  5/23/17  See Maui Now recent article for more information   http://mauinow.com/2017/05/19/reefs-at-risk-the-effects-of-sunscreen-on-hawai%ca%bbis-reefs/  #kihei 4/18/17  Our conclusion concerning this issue: the prudent action is to follow the precautionary principal. Don’t use a suspicious product […]

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Maui MPO Board continues to work on solidifying its structure

5-21-17 #kihei  As the Maui Metropolitan Policy Organization (MPO) enters its second year this morning (it started 5/4/16), we have attended the majority of the meetings and observed plans and then modified plans, as can be expected. Bylaws have been established and then amended. With three of the seven board members being elected officials (County Council […]

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Community Associations provide input on Title 19 “Zoning Code Audit” Friday Afternoon

#kihei 5/19/17   The County Department of Planning Implementation Division assembled a panel of various island Community Association Reps from Paia, Makawao, Wailea, Kula, Haiku and yes KIHEI to meet with Orion Planning + Design to get our input on issues of concern with the County Planning on this section of the County Code as they prepare […]

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Invitation to attend 2nd Community Workshop on Source Water Protection for Maui County’s AG sector

TUESDAY, MAY 23. 2017  AT 5:00 PM at UHMC Ka’a’ike Building Room 105 CD. Questions: call Alex de Roode, County Water Department, 463-3110

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David Goode brings out the community on Tuesday evening unveiling Kihei Drainage Master Plan at KCA meeting

VIDEO OF ENTIRE MEETING:  https://www.facebook.com/TerezAmato/videos/1461710407183272/  With special mahalo to long-time KCA member Terez Amato for the video, we welcome you back Terez, and wish you all the best. 5/17/17 #kihei  The Department of Public Works (DPW) may be the most popular one in the Administration, and as the point man, when Director David Goode speaks, the […]

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Sen Baker at Kihei Charter School 5/25/17 at 530 PM

5/25/17 #kihei   Sorry, nobody told us either.  Anyway 530 PM at Kihei Charter Middle School  41 E Lipoa, (where KCA meets) at 5:30 PM Thursday 5/25/17, our State Senator Roz Baker town hall meeting with 2017 session legislative update.

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KCA OFFERED SUPPORT OF PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION 5/15/17

2 members excused, 2 silent the entire meeting – unusual yet plenty of discussion on plastic bag reduction but no resolution at the IEM Committee this afternoon 5/15/17 #kihei We were one of only two public testifiers and while we were in support, the first testifier representing Pukalani Superette was not opposed, but had some concerns. […]

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Community appreciates Council Member Atay listening to & encouraging us

5-13-17 #kihei Friday afternoon a concerned hui of community members were offered time to present and discuss a series of issues pertaining to South Maui wetlands, flooding and stormwater to Councilman Alika Atay. We not only had member Alika Atay but both of his helpful EA’s, Trinette Furtado and Brian Bardellini, working with the group […]

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Is it really a “Public Hearing” if no one from the public speaks ?

5/12/17  #kihei   At 10:00 AM the County Council had all nine members present to hear from the public regarding motor vehicle weight tax rates for the new fiscal year . Like that falling  forest tree in the empty area, did anyone hear? Various jurisdictions devise sundry ways to tax vehicle owners to acquire and […]

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