We offer support for two proposals at this morning’s County Council Planning Committee

6/1/17 # kihei Chaired by our county legislator Kelly King, we had interest in all three agenda items, but only submitted testimony on two of them. As the first one involved Molokai Island Community Plan update, we were silent in testimony but want to watch closely to ensure the process supports what the community desires […]

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Help ensure South Maui near-shore waters are safe?

5-31-17 #kihei As you may know, the government agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our water is the state Department of Health – Clean Water Branch (DOH-CWB). You may also know that it employs but a single individual to take water samples for testing for the entire island. KCA has asked for at least a […]

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Higher taxes, fees, surcharges, tariffs to directly benefit your local community? Or how else?

#kihei 5/23/17 Are you aware that all the money collected for Maui Police Department’s citations (tickets) goes to Oahu? Do you know the transit accommodation tax (TAT) paid by anyone staying at our Maui hotels and resorts also goes to Oahu and a small portion ( a lot less than is sent there) is returned […]

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Greenway from SKR up to and under Pi’ilani Highway discussion continues at KCA office this morning.

5-26-17 #kihei *As the general community is starting to digest the “Kihei Drainage Master Plan” presented to the community on 5/16 by Director David Goode at our membership meeting see http://gokihei.org/meeting-recap/david-goode-brings-out-the-community-on-tuesday-evening-unveiling-kihei-drainage-master-plan-at-kca-meeting , a hui of KCA and area landholders at Kulanihakoi River gulch assembled again at KCA office to proceed with formulating a plan to […]

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UPDATE–“Losing Our Dark, Losing Our Seabirds – Finding Solutions” Seatalk at MOC Thursday Evening

5/31/17 UPDATE  Bad News. A soon to be released study of these birds on  Kauai shows a massive decrease in number over past two decades. See article on Maui NOW.  http://mauinow.com/2017/05/31/study-endangered-kauai-seabirds-alarming-decline/    5/18/17 #kihei  Light pollution; we all see it in our community, obviously worse in our urban areas. It is mostly just an annoyance for humans […]

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Kula makai moku and KCA reps meeting with the So Maui Councilmember Kelly King to discuss regional flooding and drainage issues this afternoon

5/26/17 #kihei   In another collaborative effort, your Association joined with the area moku to address our mutual concern with stormwater run off and flooding in South Maui at Kelly King’s office this afternoon.  Two KCA directors and two moku members, along with independent environmental scientist Robin Knox, received immediate welcome and support from our […]

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Senator Roz Baker concentrates on DOH high school in Kihei

5/25/17  #kihei   With a number of visuals “loaned” to the senator from school consultants G-70 (formerly Group 70) surrounding  much of the room, there was little doubt that the StateEducation Departments High School project to be built in Kihei was her prime focus, and seemingly the major concern of most attendees, about 30 in […]

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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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Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) to meet in Kihei June 8, 2017

5/6/17 #kihei   Update on hemp issues included   At our latest public community meeting, guest Vince Mina presented the non-profit organization HFFU which supports small farmers, although membership and support are not restricted to farmers. The Mauna Kahalawai chapter has monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at Maui Tropical Plantation. BUT NOT […]

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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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