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MAUI MPO POLICY BOARD IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

This morning’s meeting had a new tenor 5/24/18 #kihei This morning we participated at the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Planning Board meeting at 9:00 AM. It has been several months since we were last able, going back to the fall of 2017. We participated in the initial meeting just over two years ago (SEE http://gokihei.org/alternative-transportation/maui-metro-planning-org-maui-mpo-meeting) […]

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KULANIHAKOI RIVER GULCH BRIDGE PROJECT GOES BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!!

Final permit application reveals major flaw 5/22/18 #kihei This afternoon, we met at Public Works Director David Goode’s facility on the fourth floor with him and his engineers, Ty Takeno and Wendy Kobashigawa, as he responded to our request to discuss the contentious project. Director Goode opened the meeting with a bombshell announcement that in […]

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New Traffic Signal at Kulanihakoi Street and Pi’ilani Highway possible next month

Temporary fix to facilitate construction of new school 5/18/2018 #kihei This morning at 9:30 AM several KCA directors assembled at our office to meet Robin Shishido, the new District Engineer for the the State Department of Transportation (DOT) for Maui County. He had reached out to us earlier this month suggesting we meet to discuss […]

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Kulanihakoi River Bridge proposal was discussed Monday 5/14/2018 in Council Chambers at IEM, but no firm conclusion yet

5/14/18 #kihei This afternoon, we participated at Chair Elle Cochran’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management (IEM) Council committee for item IEM-43 – our longstanding proposals and actions for a much less expensive yet improved action to replace the deteriorated box culvert in the Kulanihakoi river gulch. While the item examines the contract awarded to Wilson Okamoto Corporation […]

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The next action for the Kulanihakoi River Bridge proposal is Monday afternoon 5/14

5/10/18 #kihei After Maui News’ front page coverage last month of community proposals and actions for a much less expensive yet improved way to replace the deteriorated box culvert in the Kulanihakoi river gulch, we are preparing for the next step. This Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM in the Council’s eighth floor chambers, committee chair […]

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MECO meeting regarding proposed detention basin at Maalaea

5/1/18 #kihei KCA wishes to express our appreciation to MECO for inviting us to this presentation, described as an informational meeting on a Maui Electric project at our power generation station in Ma‘alaea. The project involves the installation of a retention basin at the site and the project manager was to be sharing an overview […]

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KCA testifies on expected last day of Council Committee on 2019 budget

Committee OK’s some South Maui projects 4/27/18 #kihei #maui #budget KCA wishes to express our appreciation to the committee for approving some South Maui community needs. Granted, as we publish, the committee is still active, and nothing is official until the second and final hearing of the full committee expected next month. But when we […]

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ONELOA COALITION MONTHLY MEETING AT PWF

Strong showing by 17 participants shows success of the volunteer group’s concern       UPDATE 4/27/18.  HERE IS A LINK TO THE CURRENT MAKENA STATE PARK PLAN  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tcilaz1qz9kfhl9/AADGrxkZg5r_sIW1m18Jb0A-a?dl=0 4/26/18 #kihei Last evening 17 members of the coalition assembled at the current regular meeting location in Maalaea, the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) classroom. The meeting […]

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KCA was at County Council Friday regarding item 18-151: Kulanihakoi River Crossing

COUNCIL VOTES APPROVAL, 6-2       4/20/18 #kihei KCA wishes to express our appreciation to the six (of nine) members for voting in favor of the proposed resolution requesting the Public Works Department (DPW) to pause in their continuing effort to proceed with this project as defined by the DPW. This morning five directors were at Council […]

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PASSED 6-2 THIS AFTERNOON ==KCA ITEM AT COUNTY COUNCIL THIS FRIDAY, 4/20/18, AT 9:00 AM

Communication 18-151 on agenda addresses the Kulanihakoi River Crossing UPDATE 4/20/18 #Kihei   Reso passed Council 6-2 Yuki Lei and Mike White voted NO.  More detains later UPDATE  4/19/18 MAUI NEWS FRONT PAGE ARTICLE ADDRESSES THE ISSUE TODAY http://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2018/04/south-maui-residents-object-to-bridge-project/ 4/16/18 #kihei Do you know how many rivers exist in South Maui? Too often there are called […]

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