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Oct 18

Councilmember Hokama introduces resolution to support naming new Kihei school after Patsy Mink

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services

A resolution urging the state legislature and Gov. Neil Abercrombie to support naming the new Kihei high school in honor of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink will be considered at the Feb. 7 Maui County Council meeting, Councilmember G. Riki Hokama announced today.
 

“Patsy Mink’s accomplishments in promoting educational access bring tremendous pride to the Maui County community,” said Councilmember Hokama, who introduced the resolution. “Naming the Kihei high school in her honor will serve as a reminder to students that, with perseverance and hard work, one person can make a difference.”

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Oct 18

County services are essential and cannot afford a shutdown

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services

I offered some remarks at today’s Council meeting and expressed relief that Congress and the Administration have finally reached an agreement ending the two-week Federal government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling through early next year. Our national parks, such as Haleakala National Park, are finally open and visitors of the county will no longer be disappointed.

Counties cannot afford a shutdown

The National Association of Counties issued the following statement on Oct. 16 regarding passage of legislation to fund the Federal government:

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Oct 01

Council investigation of Old Wailuku Post Office

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services

At a Sept. 30 meeting of the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Committee Chair Riki Hokama provided a status report on the Committee’s investigation of the Old Wailuku Post Office.  The status report is available for the public to review in the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs committee website, or downloaded HERE.

Committee Chair Hokama also distributed a chronology of Old Wailuku Post Office events that is available for download HERE

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