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Jul 21

Chair's 3 Minutes: Beach alcohol ban, housing projects on the agenda

Posted to Council Chair Gladys Baisa by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News July 20, 2014
By GLADYS C. BAISA, for The Maui News

An alcohol ban at Kamaole Beach Park II in Kihei and funding for affordable-housing projects in Kula, Lahaina and Wailuku are among the proposals before the Maui County Council on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Bill 41, introduced by Council Member Don Couch of Kihei, was passed on first reading July 8 and has been supported by the Maui Police Department and local residents to support public safety at the beach. They've said the incidence of criminal complaints has decreased at other South Maui beaches since similar prohibitions on alcohol consumption went into effect.

Affordable Housing

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Jan 06

Chair's 3 Minutes: Committee to consider fast-track affordable housing on Front Street

Posted to Council Vice-Chair Robert Carroll by Office of Council Services

The County Council's Land Use Committee has scheduled a site inspection for Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Front Street next to Lahaina Cannery Mall to view the proposed Kahoma Village affordable housing project.

Kahoma Village Project


Following the site inspection, the committee will deliberate the matter in the Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m.

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Jun 06

PRESS RELEASE: Amendments to Maui Island Plan implementation program referred to committee

Posted to Councilmember Don Couch by Office of Council Services

WAILUKU, Hawaii – Amendments to the Maui Island Plan implementation program proposed by council members were referred to the Planning Committee at the June 6 council meeting, Councilmember Donald G. Couch, Jr. announced today.

“It took years of work and many hours of deliberation by volunteer board members, the council and its committees to finally get the Maui Island Plan fully enacted,” said Couch, who as chair of the Planning Committee presided over four meetings on the implementation program. “I thank the public for their valuable input.” 

Couch had proposed to include additional information on potential funding sources for infrastructure improvements in the plan. He also proposed considering changes in legislation relating to the county’s discretion on outdated documents and the role of the planning director in land use applications. 

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