Council’s LUC meeting continues day after site visit, but no conclusion

Extensive public input at site supplemented in chambers with none in favor of zoning change 11/15/17 #kihei In chambers, the Council’s Land Use Committee was called back into session just after 1:30 PM by Chair Bob Carroll, again on the single matter – LU27 – of a proposed change in zoning from residential to business […]

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How to Make South Kihei Road safer for walking and cycling?

Actions this morning and plans for the future making South Kihei Road (SKR) in North Kihei safer    11/14/17 #kihei This morning the Highways division of Public Works was out in force removing wind blown sand and debris from SKR makai, which makes this segment between mile marker one and Kaonoulu Road a bit less […]

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Council’s LUC site visit draws strong turnout

Required site visit LUC meeting for Kihei Wellness Project Development 11/14/17 #kihei When this official committee meeting of the Council’s Land Use was called to order by Chair Bob Carroll, just past 2:00 PM KCA had more directors than the LUC had members present. They commence with bare quorum of five, and we had seven. […]

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How can you affect change via the State Legislature? PAR meeting in Kihei can tell you the best techniques

Were you satisfied with laws passed, or NOT passed in this year’s session? 11/7/17 #kihei Most actions by our state government come from our legislators in both the State Senate and House. Were you disappointed when one of our reps stopped actions to lessen or ban use of harmful sunscreens which are helping to destroy […]

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Homelessness meeting at Kihei Community Center draws over 70 people

The South Maui Community & KCA turned out for second meeting 10/31/17 # kihei OK, did you miss this meeting too? You gave no input on how to best spend $1.5 M in South Maui to alleviate the homelessness problem? Last evening, decision makers heard from maybe thirty guys, certainly more than they did at […]

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Controversial Proposed Commercial Kihei Project Returns to Council’s Land Use Committee

Required site visit / LUC meeting set for next Tuesday afternoon at 2 for Kihei Wellness Development   November 8, 2017  #kihei   When this item was deferred last March at the County Council’s Land Use Committee (LUC), KCA was among many calling for the committee to schedule a site visit at the vacant land on […]

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A TEMPORARY 0.5% GE TAX SURCHARGE FOR TRANSPORTATION ON MAUI?

UPDATE  10/20/17 MEETING THIS MORNING: THE TOPIC WAS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE Stay tuned 10/15/17 #kihei Most people on Maui seem to agree that we need better transportation infrastructure. When looking at motor vehicle transportation, who does not see the challenge getting over the Pali to the westside? If you head to the North shore, the […]

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Will the public be able to choose the form of county government?

10/26/17 #kihei Occasionally we come up against what might be a flaw in our governmental system where a single individual exerts unilateral action to quash the voice of the community, by halting their ability to make a choice on how they are governed. We do not mean when a group decision is “decided” by the […]

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BOOM!! North Kihei neighborhood braces for noise and vibrations in NOV

MECO construction of needed substation south of Ohukai vs. bluerock   10/25/17 #kihei A day after our entire area (and the island) experienced an electric power failure which lasted from seven to seventeen hours, we do not dismiss the need for updating infrastructure to support that system. Granted an additional substation in north Kihei would […]

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County Parks & Rec second public meeting on Friday evening

Turnout Way Down From First Meeting; No rumors? UPDATE 10/28/17 FOR UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS, SEE:  mauiaquaticmasterp.wixsite.com/mauiparks  There you can sign up alerts  10/27/17 #kihei The County Parks and Recreation Department’s second community open house for the Maui County Parks District Plans was at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 27 at the same location as […]

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Every improvement helps, but we are looking for major ones too

Manini fixes to aid walking & cycling are appreciated 10/23/17 #kihei While we await some positive feedback from County government for two projects near the infamous intersection of South Kihei Road (SKR) and Kaonoulu in North Kihei (SEE http://gokihei.org/environment/email-the-mayor-no-stop-light-or-culvert) we see a positive action this morning to help facilitate a little safer bicycling and walking makai […]

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Orion’s Title 19 “Zoning Code Audit” Report offered Thursday Afternoon

10/20/17  #kihei  At 3:00 PM Thursday, a half dozen reps from community organizations assembled in the County Planning room to  hear a report of  conclusions and recommendations based on Orion’s analysis of the County planning process as well as input from numerous groups (ours was just one of several) gathered at the first series of […]

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KCA one of two to testify at HHT Committee on housing and lack of it

10/20/17  #kihei Yesterday afternoon before a sparse audience, Committee Chair Crivello called the meeting to order about 2:00 PM. Long time affordable housing advocate Stan Franco speaking for FACE Maui was the first testifier. He generally reminded committee members of the dire need for it, and while there are many proposed projects, no guarantee they […]

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