Once again when it is finally Kihei’s turn to join all the other sizable communities and have a gym for our area residents constructed in our Community Park, a point is raised that State government should be doing this function. You see, the current version of the FY 2016 budget being considered in the Budget and Finance Committee of the County Council has completely removed the funding for this proposed and long awaited facility. The Community was advised last October at the County’s Community meeting in Kihei, that this $4. M was necessary to build the structure, to supplement the monies approved in last year’s budget, but unless the majority of Council members vote to restore it, no money in FY 2016.
Each year South Maui’s portion of the CIP budget continues to lag behind other comparable areas as we were again for FY 2016, less than Central (66% less) West (50% less) and Upcountry (20% less) in mayors original budget. And now removing these monies would reduce our allocation by another 25 %.
If this is a concern of yours, NOW is the time to communicate with ALL NINE Council members to express your view.
Don Couch 270-7108 email@example.com
Mike White 270-5507 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elle Cochran 270-5504 email@example.com
Riki Hokama 270-7768 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladys Baisa 270-7939 email@example.com
Michael Victorino 270-7760 firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Carroll 270-7246 email@example.com
Stacy Crivello 270-7678 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Guzman 270-5501 email@example.com
Group email address: County.firstname.lastname@example.org
Call, write, submit testimony orally or in writing email@example.com to this committee.
If you do nothing, that may well be what you will receive—nothing!