President Jon Miller opened the meeting with an announcement that at this same location & time, 6:30PM, one week later (3/23) Maui County Council has scheduled the local budget hearing,encouraging all to attend to testify.
He then proceeded to introduce the panel discussing the proposed State Prison in South Maui:
Tommy Johnson, Deputy Director, Depart of Public Safety on the
speaker phone from Oahu;
George Fontaine, Captain, Maui Police Department â€“ retired;
Chief Judge Shakley F. Rafetto, Second Judicial Circuit (Maui);
Danette Arrojo, a student at University of Hawaii â€“ Maui who
served a total of five years in prison;
John D. Kim, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Maui County;
Netra Halperin, Social Worker;
Carrie Ann Shirota, Attorney, Soros Justice Fellow.
Each panelist offered their opinion on the proposed facility. Then, a series of audience submitted inquires were offered to the panel for response & comment for an extended period.
Jon Miller closed the meeting advising the April 20 meeting will focus on Makena State Park, including proposed changes offered to the operation by the DLNR. Please remember food donations for the Food Bank.
A complete professional report of the entire meeting is scheduled to appear in next week’s Maui Weekly.