What, you missed it? For us it was the easiest KCA event in years; no preparation or organizing needed; no early arrival or late departure. You guessed it, this was Kula, not Kihei on Wednesday (5/18/16) to hear from numerous candidates participating in four races for the primary election in August. We went to listen and learn as the Council race results affect everyone in the county equally. A vote by the member who lives on Molokai has equal effect on S Maui as a vote by the one who lives in Kihei. EQUAL.
So were were very concerned on which of the five candidates for the “W” seat (Wailuku -Wiahe’e-Waikapu), four guys (only 3 participated) for PKU (Pukalani-Kula Ulupalakua) and the two challenging Chair White (not present) for his MHP (Makawao, Haiku Paia )slot as none of them will participate on our forum on July 19. We are doing state & county for south Maui seats
As usual the forum was very well organized and conducted by the Kula team, with rotating 2 man teams of questioners for each candidate panel.
In addition Akaku, Maui Community Media, was there with a live feed for interested residents who could not be present.
So who came out on top? For whom would one vote? Sorry we must maintain impartial and do not recommend, sponsor, nor endorse candidates, but we do heartily endorse participation. The vast majority of our members are registered and vote regularly. Did listening help us make decisions? You bet your ballot stub they did
Join us on July 19, and meanwhile look for other events.