The dirt lot that has served as an “overflow” parking lot for Kam III on mauka side of S. Kihei Road at Keonekai St is now a pay-per-use facility. This lot was generally considered to be County property by many of us, including our mayor; thus the community outrage when the signage went up announcing parking rates, and penalties for not paying when using the lot. However, upon investigation, it seems this is private property, so just another piece of the capitalist system. We are awaiting confirmation to determine if this was properly permitted, and a legal use of this land. By the looks of the empty lot – so far it does not appear to be a successful business venture.