Council’s Planning Committee induces Kihei resident testimony this morning

8/4/16; Committee Chair South Maui resident Councilman Don Couch and his committee got an earful from some North Kihei residents concerning development along Kaiwahine and the effects on a long term (30 year) neighborhood resident. KCA also testified in support of the residents present & those who communicated with us prior to the meeting, but were unable to attend. In addition KCA testified our concerns of the DOE’s annual compliance report on the KHS. Moreover, KCA Director Andrew Beerer testified representing Kihei High-School Action Team (KHAT.) on the overall project, as he has been heavily involved for about a decade

While there were four agenda items, these two directly involving just Kihei, this last item for a “compliance report” on the 600+ unit residential development from A & B currently under construction, as well as this other “compliance report” from the State DOE concerning the under construction Kihei High School (KHS)

So what is the outcome of the meeting on these two items? To the best of our understanding, there will be no traffic relief for this North Kihei mauka neighborhood, no improvements to Kaiwahine in next couple of years, as the project builds out to conclusion.

For the status of KHS, while we found it very challenging to ascertain specifics, but we are left to believe that students may well not enter the first class until 2025. Boy do we hope we are dead wrong.

As always the entire meeting will be available Akaku CH 53, but we expect a professional written report will be in the Maui News, hopefully Friday morning.



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One Response to “Council’s Planning Committee induces Kihei resident testimony this morning”

  1. Tom & Marion Dozier September 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I am 91 and Tom is 89. We have been trying to get Kihei High School built since we moved to Maui from Maryland in 1989. We actually bought our home in Kihei in 1984 but did not retire and move to Maui until 1989.
    WE joined KCA when we bought the house and timed our annual visits to coincide with KCA meetings.
    At that time Gene Thompson was President and after we moved Tom became a member of the Board and Marion was Refreshman Cordinator.

    Since Marion has not had a driver’s license for nine years and Tom cannot drive after dark we were not ablt

    to attend KCA meetings.
    When Deirdre Teagarden visited our house we told her of our problem and she had a friend pick us up and drive us roundtrip to the meeting where those running for office were making their presentations.
    I doubt if we will be making it to anymore meetings, tho’. Have you tried to take a cab anywhere lately? You will have to go to the bank and get some money out to pay the fare! I don’t think they take credit cards!
    We are continuing our membership in KCA and must now depend on your news letters to let us know what is going on in and with KCA.