DAY TWO: LUC Decision sends strong Unanimous Message on Piilani Promenade FEIS

7/20/17 #kihei Buoyed by our impressions as the first day wrapped, we were anxious to see how decision-day unfolded. Chair announced the “intervenors” would present first, meaning attorney Tom Pierce would call his witnesses for his questions, and then they were subject to queries from the other parties: Sarofim, the Dallas based developer The state […]

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LUC Votes 6-0 not accepting Piilani Promenade FEIS

7/19 /17 #kihei The first day (7/19/17) of the scheduled two day State Land Use Commission (LUC) meeting began right on time at 2:00 PM, and almost immediately began taking public oral testimony, including KCA’s five-member team addressing some insufficiencies of the proposed final environmental document (FEIS). We did not catch every testifier, but caught […]

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Which section of South Kihei Road is most dangerous? VOTE!

7/24/17 We have a suggestion for worst, near Ohukai;  See pix             7/21/17 #kihei Which would you say is the worst segment of South Kihei Road (SKR) to walk or cycle? We just had our public meeting on the community plans on Tuesday evening. The Kihei-Makena Plan from 1998 http://www.co.maui.hi.us/documentcenter/view/1712 […]

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Pete Sullivan recycling project approved today at County Planning Commission

Planning Commission OK’s special use permit request mauka of Pi’ilani Highway in South Kihei by 5-1 vote 7/25/17 #kihei After a contentious stand-off just two weeks ago, did you think this would be easy? With the absence of Commissioner Tina Gomes this morning, some guys did. With grumblings that she should have recused herself from […]

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THEY’RE BACK!!!

You knew we’re talking SUNFLOWERS, Right? Right down the road from the prior sightings, now at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Mahalo to Pacific Biodiesel for the win-win.  

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Free Screening of “Chasing Coral” in Kihei Thursday Evening

7/24/17 #kihei It is happening this Thursday evening at the Whale Sanctuary. This is NOT a KCA event but posted to inform our concerned community. A free screening of the award-winning film “Chasing Coral” will be held at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei at 6 p.m. Thursday. It will be followed by […]

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Mayoral Candidate Victorino and Makena Resort discussion with Alliance

#kihei #community #maui #mayor #makena Monday evening, 7/17/17 at 6:00 PM, this month’s Alliance of Maui Community Associations (Alliance)  commenced with KCA in the minority for the first time this year with a single rep, while Haiku had a covey. Additionally the overall attendance was greatly reduced from June (when Kaniela Ing and Shan Tsutsui […]

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IN KIHEI, 8/9** Maui County Arborist Committee focus on proposed removal of trees at KCC

UPDATE 7/22/17  The next meeting on August 9, 1:30 PM will in fact be in Kihei at the Community Center on Lipoa. We do not know who will  attend besides KCA. Also of note to those concerns with trees, the County is looking for a new County Arborist to replace  David Sakoda. 7/12/17 #kihei What […]

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UPDATE–UNANIMOUSLY SAYS NO–State Land Use Commission (LUC) hearing on Wed/Thurs re Pi’ilani Promenade, AKA Mega Mall

UPDATE 7/20/17   LUC vote unanimous say NO to FEIS   UPDATE 7/20/17  Day one pau;  nearly four hours of public testimony, with VAST majority against acceptance of FEIS. Back at 8:30 AM Thursday for deliberations and maybe decisions.  See  Thursday Morning’s Maui News Report July 20, 2017    ‘Megamall’ may be in the past but […]

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DPW pre storm. action in North Kihei on Monday

7/18/17. #kihei  As a proactive move DPW cleared this beach front culvert at Ohukai Road at SKR to allow storm drain to quickly empty at the beach and the water and all it contains into the kai. Good for the road, not so much the coral reef system.

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UPDATE Is this ”IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT?” especially at a cost of over half a million dollars?!!!

UPDATE 7/22/17 You see here what is the present situation as guys are using the park (on a Saturday) and the grass still looks very good             UPDATE 7/8/17 PARK CLOSED         UPDATE: 7/5/17.  Well just when we though we have clear information on this project’s required closure information, […]

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Video of the Testimony on the Pi’ilani Promenade FEIS

7/20/2017 #kihei Thanks to Mary Whispering Wind for capturing and posting video of of some of the testimony at yesterday’s State Land Use Commission hearing on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Pi’ilani Promenade (aka MegaMall) project!

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GEN MEM MEETING ON COMMUNITY PLAN PROCESS DRAWS INTERESTED GROUP TUESDAY

7/19/17 #kihei Last evening’s meeting with County Planning Department’s senior long range planning duo of Jen Maden and Pam Eaton, offering a slide presentation on the Community Plan update process, and legislative comments from Councilor Kelly King retained the interest and generated numerous comments from about 65 attendees, including Planning Director Will Spence. KCA believes […]

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