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Council Chair Gladys Baisa

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Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

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Aug 11

Chair's 3 Minutes: Council authorizes funds for affordable-housing projects

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News August 3, 2014
By GLADYS C. BAISA, for The Maui News

Thanks to recent County Council action, more affordable housing units may soon become available on Maui.

The council authorized more than $11.7 million for affordable-housing projects by approving three budget amendments. The funding will facilitate development of the county's 56-unit Kulamalu project Upcountry, a 12-lot development at Kahoma Village in Lahaina by Na Hale O Maui, and the 16-unit Kahawai condominium in Wailuku by Habitat for Humanity.


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Aug 04

Chair's 3 Minutes: Time to vote: Primary election set for Saturday

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News August 3, 2014
By GLADYS C. BAISA, for The Maui News

"Voting is a habit - one that is powerfully inspired by personal contact - and political participation should be a lifestyle."

Those are the words of Tufts University student Hana Migliorato, from Hawaii, in an article posted on the League of Women Voters website last month. I agree with Hana that we should encourage our friends and family to be participants in democracy, especially by exercising the cherished, hard-won right to vote.

Saturday's primary election is an opportunity for citizens to exercise their right to decide on leadership that will shape the future of our county, state and nation. Unfortunately, in recent elections Maui County has consistently had the lowest voter participation in the state.

Time to vote

See the turnout numbers at hawaii.gov/elections/factsheets/fsvs505.pdf.

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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.

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