Category: Government

Work underway filling the puka on South Kihei Road just North of the “temporary bridge” spanning Kūlanihāko‘i Stream

4/6/24 #kihei While there was not anyone or any indication of the project at the announced start time of 7:00am today, checking back at 9:00am, it was all go.  This may be the final segment of making South Kihei Road (SKR) functional after all the flood damage- until the next time. The project is scheduled for three days, continuing until Monday. Vehicles were detoured from SKR at Kaonoulu...

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South Kihei Road Closed this weekend (4/6 – 4/8/24)!

  4/2/24 #kihei Starting 7:30 AM Saturday morning South Kihei Road will be closed between Kaonoulu and Kūlanihāko‘i. As we know, without the long awaited North-South Collector Road (NSCR) at this location, there is no County transportation route. Thus the only route is the State Highway. County Public Works (DPW) did some road repairs in this same stretch of road last month. Road repairs on...

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South Maui Budget Meeting April 11, 2024

  3/28/2024 #kihei #budget Message from South Maui Council Member Tom Cook: “I look forward to welcoming my Maui County Council colleagues to my home district of South Maui. My goal is to ensure that the needs and concerns impacting South Maui residents are heard and adequately reflected in this year’s Council adopted budget. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and help us...

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Hawaii’s Firefighting Leaders Share Their Lessons

  3/28/2024 #wildfire From Civil Beat: Hawaii’s Firefighting Leaders Share Their Lessons With Officials From Across The World  Representatives from fire organizations statewide are at a conference this week in Reno about minimizing and managing wildfire threats. Preventing the next Lahaina is a community responsibility that will take incentives and penalties, Hawaii’s leading fire...

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Road repairs on South Kihei Road from January 2024 mud flood continue this week

UPDATE  3/19/24 #kihei We swung by this afternoon, & with no one working there, we are guessing the action is pau. 3/19/24 #kihei Yesterday morning a crew from the Highways Division of the Department of Public Works was at work on the makai side of South Kihei Road (SKR) just South of the Kūlanihāko‘i stream. This part of the roadway was washed away back in January and has had...

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Why can’t we get the North South Collector Road across Kihei or just in North Kihei?

  3/17/24 HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!  Do we need the luck of the Irish to get the missing segments constructed?   While the North-South Collector Road (NSCR) plan addressed in the 1998 community plan was to extend across the entire Kihei sub area,  we are just examining the next two phases between Waipuilani and Ka‘ono‘ulu.  For over a decade various County...

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Mayor Bissen Delivers State of the County Address 3/15/2024

  3/16/2024 #kihei #mayor #maui #government While not specific to South Maui, Mayor Bissen touched on a number of issues of great concern to our area in his State of the County address at an almost full Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 15, 2024: Investing in the North-South Collector Road Cracking down on short-term rentals to make more of them available to Maui residents,...

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South Maui District Rep on the Maui Planning Commission

  3/9/24 #kihei Do you recall when you voted (you DID vote, right??) in the last (2022) election, there were some proposed Maui County Charter amendments? One that passed overwhelmingly that November Day became part of the current charter.—January-2023 It says: “Each planning commission shall exercise its powers,...

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Need to Remove Debris from Kīhei Beaches

  2/19/2024 #kihei #beach #debris Guest post from Dr. Mary Trotto After the storm in January, piles of debris came down the mountain and ended up on our beaches in Kihei. Last year we had a similar event  and a similar dumping of upcountry debris on our beaches.  At that time, after a number of emails I was told that the State had jurisdiction over our beaches but there is an...

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Council Member Cook Presents South Maui Town Hall 2/29/2024

  2/17/2024 #kihei #tomcook #townhall From Maui Now: Council Member Thomas Cook announced today that he will be hosting a South Maui community town hall at 6 p.m. on Feb. 29 at the Maui Economic Development Board’s Malcolm Center. Cook said the meeting is a collaboration with county departments and other agencies to provide South Maui residents with updates on several policy objectives....

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