Category Archives: Statements

Misinformation being spread on council organization

By: Mike White There is a tremendous amount of misinformation being spread through the media and social media, about the Council’s organization for the new 2017-2019 term, while also questioning the character and integrity of myself, Councilmember Crivello, Carroll, and … Continue reading

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County Auditor Transmits Audit Plan

On Wednesday, County Auditor Lance Taguchi transmitted a letter to members of the County Council with his plan of audits proposed to be conducted for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The plan contains Charter mandated projects, … Continue reading

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Statement on the Little Fire Ant

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Councilmember White offered a statement regarding the Little Fire Ant. “I have been tracking news reports on the little fire ant and obtaining information through the Maui Invasive Species Council and Department of Agriculture. As … Continue reading

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Application deadline for circuit breaker tax credit extended to Jan. 31

WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Maui County Council today passed Bill 95 (2013) to extend to Jan. 31 the application deadline for the “circuit breaker” tax relief program, Councilmember Mike White announced. “I encourage all candidates for the circuit breaker tax … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Setting the facts straight on Launiupoko

Viewpoint by Councilmember Mike White Setting the facts straight on Launiupoko The Arakawa Administration has embarked on a public relations campaign to pressure the Council to acquire 186 acres in Launiupoko.  Much has been said by the Administration, but there … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Getting it right with County spending

A version of this viewpoint appeared in the Sunday, October 27, 2013 version of The Maui News. ========================== Getting it right with County spending The price tag: $13 million. The question: Are County taxpayers paying too much? The County Council … Continue reading

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Statement on Tuesday, September 17 Meeting on proposed Launiupoko parcel purchase

Following the Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Budget and Finance Committee Meeting, Councilmember Mike White offered the following statement on the proposed Launiupoko parcel purchase discussed at the meeting. =============== “I support the purchase of open space for future generations and … Continue reading

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Statement on Old Wailuku Post Office Investigation

At the Friday, July 5, 2013 Council Meeting, Councilmember White made the following statement on the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Report No. 13-78.  The measure recommend adoption of a resolution authorizing the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee to conduct a formal … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Taxpayer dollars must be spent as authorized by County Council

This viewpoint appeared in the Sunday, May 26, 2013 edition of The Maui News. ====================== Viewpoint: Taxpayer dollars must be spent as authorized by County Council May 26, 2013 By MIKE WHITE , for The Maui News You have probably … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Protection of Lipoa Point must be a community effort

This viewpoint was published in the Sunday, October 21, 2012 edition of the The Maui News. ======================== The Maui County Council’s General Plan Committee is reviewing the Maui Island Plan, an important piece of legislation that will shape the future … Continue reading

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