A lot of knowledgeable individuals addressed the members, and the members responded and inquired concerning the Maui Island Plan being evaluated by the County Council, as over 100  overflowed the room on Tuesday (4/17/12) evening. However, while the Plan covers the entire Island, and the meeting was focusing on South Maui, the overwhelming single topic of concern was the proposed huge Eclipse Mall at Kaonoulu, mauka of the highway.  Planning Director Will Spence and Council Member Don Couch were the targets of strong emotional questions and commnets from So Maui residents. While Couch stated that the community is divided on the project, no one in attendance spoke in favor of it. See a detailed report of the meeting in the upcoming Maui Weekly. http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/509705/Plans-for-Kihei-Mega-Mall-Questioned.html?nav=13  The May 15 public meeting will examine extensive proposed development at Kihei’s gateway in So. Puunene along both sides of the Mokulele Highway.