Last evening (11/5/13) at the Community Center, disappointment seemed to be the general impression of a large number of the approximately 200 attendees to the first public meeting by Sarofim Realty Advisors concerning their Pi’ilani Promenade projects mauka of the highway at Kaonoulu in North Kihei. Why have a public meeting when no attendee is allowed to speak publicly? The sentiment ranged from resignation to anger once the assembly realized there were no public questions allowed after the power point presentation led by “owner’s representative” Charlie Jencks.
We observed representatives of three print media, as well as the Akaku crew present to record the proceeding, so while we look forward to all the professional reports forthcoming, all they can advise is what the developer told the public. The community was advised to go speak one on one to any and all of the Sarofim representatives present by the “facilitator” Ken Hunt (?), including Phillip Rau (Traffic), Jordan Hart (Chris Hart and Partners), Huge Rose (representing Architects Orange , the contracted designers), as well as Sarofim’s VP Simon Honeybone and Robert (“Bob” ) Poyner, as well as Jencks, who did the vast majority of the presentation. (NOTE, as there were no information documents of any kind available at the meeting, we are relying or oral introductions of the named team.)
Your Association was well represented by the majority of the Directors, as well as several committee members, and a large contingent of the general membership. To view our response to the first intial EIS document on this proposed project, see prior post http://www.gokihei.org/environment/finally-a-public-meeting-on-the-mall-projects-mauka-north-kihei-next-month and scroll down to end.