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County impacted as Legislature gets set to adjourn

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, April 30, 2017 By MIKE WHITE It’s budget season and the Maui County Council is faced with many difficult decisions for the coming fiscal year. At the start of the budget session, … Continue reading

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Lack of transparency cause of missteps with post office demolition

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, April 23, 2017 By MIKE WHITE On Tuesday, an audit of the Old Wailuku Post Office Rehabilitation Project was released by the county auditor who noted “clearly, something went wrong.” The 56-page … Continue reading

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Input encouraged on financial plan

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, April 16, 2017 By MIKE WHITE The County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, chaired by Council Member Riki Hokama, is anticipated to wrap up discussions with departments this week on the mayor’s … Continue reading

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Unreasonable actions at Legislature could hurt county

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, April 9, 2017 By MIKE WHITE An important deadline is approaching at the state Legislature on Thursday called the second crossover of bills. Both the House and Senate must conclude reviewing bills … Continue reading

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2017 Legacy Farmers

Wonderful to help celebrate the 2017 Maui Legacy Farmers. The honorees were Doug MacCluer, Pat Iwamoto (holding photo of late father Dr. Wilbert Yee), Peter Baldwin and Richard “Dick” Cameron. The four Maui farmers were honored for their contributions to … Continue reading

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Baldwin Avenue Rehabilitation Project, Phase II to Begin

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – The County of Maui Department of Public Works announced that the Baldwin Avenue Rehabilitation Project, Phase II, is scheduled to start on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The project includes pavement reconstruction of Baldwin Avenue between Hana … Continue reading

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FY 2018 Council Budget Hearing Dates

Once again, the Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will hold evening meetings throughout Maui County in April to receive community input on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. There are many priorities throughout the community, but limited resources.  Therefore, … Continue reading

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Abandoned Vehicles Prevention – Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program

Abandoned Vehicles Prevention –Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program FAQ’s The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management launches the Abandoned Vehicles Prevention –Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program on March 1, 2017. Residents will be able to dispose of one vehicle … Continue reading

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Community support is critical in moving state bills

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, February 26, 2017 By MIKE WHITE In last Sunday’s column, I made a case for the counties to receive a greater share of the transient accommodations tax, also known as TAT or … Continue reading

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State wants to keep TAT at expense of counties

Chair’s 3 Minutes Published in The Maui News, Feb. 19, 2017 By Mike White On Tuesday, the state House Committee on Tourism advanced House Bill 1586, which phases out the counties’ share of the transient accommodations tax, also known as … Continue reading

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