Four years ago a seed was planted by a few individuals who each participated in various Island Community Associations to formulate a coalition or alliance with no prepackaged specific direction. How could it hurt for a few guys to sit around and shares issues, concerns, problems as well as achievements and progress with their community association? Most of the core group has remained, other came & went, some come sporadically, others very consistently.
Now commencing for a fifth year of monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics, sometimes with guests, the Alliance of Maui Community Associations meeting Monday evening (6/20/16) welcomed a trio from the County Planning Dept., led by Long Range Division leader Pam (Pogue) Eaton and Jennifer Maydan and an isolated (currently working solo) & seemingly overwhelmed implementation planner and former Director Kathleen Aoki. for a tutorial on community plan process and updating.
KCA (makai) led the attendance with four directors, and a retired one, joined by reps from several other CA’s. as well as interested residents, including some candidates trying to get the information not readily available to guys outside of government.
The two hour meeting packed the room with over 30 concerned guys, as the planning team explained how they had handled the initial Lanai C.P. which still lingers in the Council, proceeding with the Molokai C. P., and beginning the West Maui one, explaining the process. Kihei Makena will have their 1998 plan updated next, but our expectation that will not be completed until we enter a new decade
Pam offered the presentation while listening to comments and answering questions, with some input from Jennifer and Kathleen.
The next Alliance meeting is set for July 18 at 6:00 PM