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The Maui County Council is a nine-member legislative body of officials who are elected on at-large basis (i.e., all County voters can cast votes for all nine seats), one each from nine residency areas. Each Council member is elected for a two-year term.

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Jul 21

Testifiers urge committee to purchase A&B property

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM by Office of Council Services

Four testifiers today unanimously urged the Budget and Finance Committee to choose the Kahului option over Wailuku for a new county service center.

The Kahului site is within the Maui Business Park II and owned by A&B Properties. The 4.1-acre property, available for a purchase price of $7.1 million, is close to Walmart, Home Depot and the construction site for the new Target in Central Maui.

Kahului site - new county service center

Purchase of the A&B property would come with a donation to the county of a 35.5-acre beachfront property near Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. At the committee’s site inspection this morning, one testifier said: “It is a no brainer.”

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Jul 16

PRESS RELEASE: Committee to visit proposed relocation sites for county service center

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:18 PM by Office of Council Services

WAILUKU, Hawaii – On Monday, July 21, the Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will inspect two proposed sites for a new county service center in Central Maui, Committee Chair Mike White announced today.

County Service Center

Monday’s site inspection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on the mauka end of the vacant lot located at Waiale Road and Kaupo Street, at the driveway entrance nearest to Foodland, in the Kehalani Village Center in Wailuku.

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Jul 14

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

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:34 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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