With special mahalo to long-time KCA member Terez Amato for the video, we welcome you back Terez, and wish you all the best.

5/17/17 #kihei  The Department of Public Works (DPW) may be the most popular one in the Administration, and as the point man, when Director David Goode speaks, the community listens… and asks questions.

Yesterday evening we opened our meeting with KCA Director Linda Berry offering a brief slide presentation to demonstrate what KCA is proposing as an alternative to the conceptual project plan offered by the developer of the Pi’ilani Promenade, often called the megamall. Quick synopsis: Build homes, not malls. SEE

Then the main feature: David Goode offered a number of visuals as he presented an introduction to the “Pre-final report for the Kihei Drainage Master Plan from Waikoa Gulch to Kilohana Drive.” KCA will now begin to review the proposal. Later this year there will be a wider community meeting for information and for feedback from the public. The proposal indicates major investment is required to capture, filter, and slow the torrential water flow down the mountain side in the future, particularly for the Kulanihakoi segment.

He followed this by discussing a number of transportation issues KCA suggested to him based on membership input. With nearly 100 people attending, there were numerous questions concerning the general topic of flooding in our area partially spurred by the Drainage master plan, but also a number of transportation ones.

The next July 18 meeting will feature county administration Planning Department long range planners, as well as our Council representative and Planning Committee chair Kelly King, all focusing on the community plan process. It is soon time for an updated Kihei-Makena Community Plan! Let’s all get educated so we can provide input on the future of our district.