Kaniela Ing, our new state representative, offered some insight as he answered questions last evening (11/20/12) at the final community meeting for 2012. He and re-elected Councilmember Don Couch both participated in a panel with KCA President Jon Miller, before answering questions from the audience.

In addition, the KCA membership elected the 2013 Board of Directors (BOD), including four new directors, joining seven returning ones. Brief presentations were offered on the Land Use Commission (LUC) hearings concerning the proposed huge shopping mall projects in No Kihei, by Mark Hyde; update of the Board of Education proposed Kihei High School also in North Kihei by Andrew Beerer, and the latest on the Maui Island Plan by Daniel Kanehele. The next community meeting will be January 15, 2013. Look for a professional detailed report on the meeting in next week’s Maui Weekly, and a video recording of the entire meeting on Akaku, Maui Community Television.