Strong showing by 17 participants shows success of the volunteer group’s concern
UPDATE 4/27/18. HERE IS A LINK TO THE CURRENT MAKENA STATE PARK PLAN https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tcilaz1qz9kfhl9/AADGrxkZg5r_sIW1m18Jb0A-a?dl=0
Last evening 17 members of the coalition assembled at the current regular meeting location in Maalaea, the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) classroom. The meeting was called to order by Maui Tomorrow Foundation’s executive director Albert Perez. After introductions of attendees, shortly after 6:00 PM, the multi-hatted Daniel Kanahele (KCA director is one hat) yielded to Justin Kekiwi to read the mission of the Oneloa Coalition, an agreed action of the group, to help remind the members of the purpose and origin of the coalition, and hopefully to keep the discussion focused.
Of the two major items, one was a continuation from past several meetings – the Paniaka Pond Restoration – and the other the refreshed Makena State Park Plan. While there is a comprehensive published plan, it does not reach the official standard of the State government, so there is discussion if that is needed, and if so, how will that be funded.
Those participating included five State employees, four Makena homeowners, three representing PWF, Ekolu Lindsey for Maui Cultural Land Trust, Kamani Judd for ATC/Discovery, Daniel, MT’s Albert and the KCA.
Albert kept the group focused and managed to cover the entire agenda in the allotted ninety minutes.
The next meeting is set for May 31 at 6:30 at the same location.