How many Maui residents are really familiar with Maui County’s Community Plan process? Many guys get that it is a outline for how each section of the County’s islands are developed. The Kihei Makena Community Plan (KMCP), one of nine county wide, covers the area for the Ahihi Kinau Marine Reserve north to Mehameha Loop, just past the Maui Humane Society in Puunene, was last achieved in 1998, and now that the Maui Island Plan is (kind of) finished, KMCP is the next step in the planning process for south Maui. See MKCP  maps at, and

The Kihei Community Association (KCA) February 19 meeting at 6:30 PM at the Charter School at 41 E. Lipoa welcomes a panel of knowledgeable citizens and government representatives to begin educating our community how the process works in formulating the new plan. The group includes Maui County Planning Director Will Spence and his long range planner, Kathleen Kern; community activists Lucienne de Naie and Irene Bowie, former KCA president George Rixey and Council member Don Couch.

Non perishable food donations are strongly encouraged for the ongoing Maui Food Bank drive,. Doors open at 6:00 PM for pupu and talk story. More information, call ( 508) 499-9996.