Tuesday morning meeting left many with more questions than answers


What a long strange day is was. For those in attendance at the Maui County Planning Commission (PC) meeting yesterday (11/24/15), it was a long day getting to the KCA concern, the Communication by Director Spence on PC-21 a proposed bill from Don Couch’s Council Planning Committee See https://gokihei.org/development-project-review/what-is-in-a-name-when-is-pc-21-not-pc-21-when-it-is-at-the-commission and https://gokihei.org/environment/large-turnout-at-councils-planning-committee

The Director took the unusual, but legal move to bring the bill to the Commissioners, after action apparently stalled in the Council chambers, possibly to get their view to bring back to the Council Committee.IMG_2257 IMG_2259 IMG_2261 IMG_2262 IMG_2266 IMG_2268 IMG_2269 IMG_2273 IMG_2274 IMG_2276 IMG_2280 IMG_2281
































But after a power point was delivered by Will Spence, with many of the same points and photos of the one he used at the Council Committee,IMG_2282 IMG_2284 IMG_2288 IMG_2290 IMG_2291 IMG_2293 IMG_2294 IMG_2295 IMG_2296 IMG_2298 IMG_2300 IMG_2301 IMG_2302 IMG_2303 IMG_2304 IMG_2305 IMG_2307 IMG_2308 IMG_2311 IMG_2312 IMG_2313 IMG_2314 IMG_2315
































































and much public testimony and some highly unusual discussion & comments by the Commissioners, Chair Ball advised the comments would be transmitted to the Council.

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While we have participated in numerous PC meetings over past years, we are very far from experts, but we do not recall ever seeing a topic examined so thoroughly to this extend, and perceiving so much confusion by the  Commissioners . Thus we are unclear just what is being transmitted to the Council.

Additionally since Akaku, Maui Community Media, did not have a crew present, and the Maui News representative departed before the item was brought up, the public is really left uniformed. As far as we are aware, the only option left for the interested community is to await the meeting minutes, but since it is generally well over a month after meeting adjourns before minutes are posted, Council Committee action may well precede this. We suggest concerned community members monitor the Council’s Planning Committee agenda at http://www.mauicounty.gov/index.aspx?nid=594 .IMG_2320





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