Just after 6:00 PM Monday (Oct 17) meeting commenced at Kaunoa Center for the Alliance of Maui Community Associations’ monthly gathering Â Once again your organization was well represented with board and general members participation in the greatest volume, but several other C.A.’s offered strong presence and participation.
- What began as a very brief segment of the recurring lack of â€œaffordable housing ‘ by Stan Franco of FACE Maui, supported by Tasha Kama, continued from last month’s meeting, occupied almost the first half of the meeting on Monday.
- The next segment was included due to the Maui News front page article the day before, â€œMayor suspends work on community plans.â€œ Our community plans have been a favored topic going back to meeting of Alliance initial year, 2012. We recall Deputy Planning Department Director Michelle McLean being asked when she forecast KMCP update, when the â€œparty lineâ€ was 2014. She replied with a smile (possibly indicating jest) maybe 5 years, which would be 2017. Today that seems to be overly optimistic, even before the mayor has brought the slowly moving process to a complete halt. Seemingly all organizations present found his action completely unacceptable. They agreed to ponder this recent mayoral rash action, ascertain more information & develop a strategy to counteract.
- The next meeting is scheduled for November 21 at 6:00 PM