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Council Chair Gladys Baisa

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Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

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Jul 21

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

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM 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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Jul 14

PRESS RELEASE: Hokama installed as NACo president, highlights transportation and infrastructure

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM by Office of Council Services

NEW ORLEANS – Maui County Councilmember Riki Hokama was sworn in as president of the National Association of Counties, an organization representing 3,069 counties across the United States, at its annual conference here, Council Chair Gladys Baisa announced today.

NACo President Riki Hokama

“This is a historic moment – a first time for Maui County,” Baisa said. “We are very proud that one of our own holds a prestigious leadership position on a national level.”
In his first speech as NACo president, Hokama shared his initiative to strengthen counties’ transportation and infrastructure.  “Counties are responsible for building and maintaining 45 percent of public roads and nearly 40 percent of bridges that connect residents, communities and businesses,” he said.

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Jul 13

PHOTO: Maui County receives national award for civic engagement

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM by Office of Council Services

NEW ORLEANS - National Association of Counties President Linda Langston today presented Council Chair Gladys Baisa and Deputy County Clerk Josiah Nishita with a 2014 Best in Category Award for Civic Education and Public Information at NACo's Achievement Awards Luncheon.

NACo Achievement Awards
The award is based on Maui County Council’s implementation of a system that allows public testimony to be received from its district offices in Hana, Lanai and Molokai.  

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