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Mosquito.  Maui Now courtesy photo.
Ask the Mayor: Maui’s Mosquito Problem in Kahului
October 19th, 2014 · 120 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Discussion
 

Mayor Arakawa says that thanks to measures taken by various community partners, this issue may already have been resolved.


Mayor remains neutral on GMO debate. Maui Now montage.
Ask the Mayor: GMO Ballot Question Interpretation
October 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Mayor Arakawa provides clarification on the GMO ballot initiative. He responds to an inquiry about ballot language and where to go for more information.


Night lights. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Laws Relating to Headlights After Dark
October 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Discussion
 

Every vehicle on a highway within Maui county shall display lighted lamps and illuminating device at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise. The HRS lists a fine of $47 for a violation.


Motorcycle helmet, photo/graphic by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Hawaiʻi Helmet Law Discussion
October 13th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Mayor Arakawa answers legal questions about helmets for motorcyclists in Hawaiʻi and the history of helmet legislation in the state.


Wailuku gas prices. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
Ask The Mayor: Gas Price Gap; Upper Kimo Repair Plans
October 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa responds to questions about the gas price gap on Maui and planned construction work on Upper Kimo Drive in Kula.


File photo courtesy Kevin J Olson.
Ask the Mayor: “Honu Police” Enforcing No Flash Photography
October 5th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Lights and flash photography can indeed disturb turtles, especially nesting turtles, a turtle looking for a place to rest, or hatchlings trying to find their way to the sea. A flashlight shined on a turtle (at night) for a long period of time could undoubtedly harass an animal back into the water.


Image courtesy State of Hawaiʻi, Disability and Communication
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Ask the Mayor: Stolen Street Signs; Ballot Confusion
October 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa responds to inquiries about a stolen Maui Bus ADA sign, and how to get an advanced look at the ballot for the November general election.


Trash pile, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Kilohana Graffiti, Proper Disposal of Animal Feces
September 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa provides clarification on the proper disposal of animal carcasses and feces, and answers a question about graffiti cleanup in a gulch north of Kilohana Drive in South Maui.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Bike Trail Expansion Opportunities on Maui
September 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Mayor Alan Arakawa provides an update on bike path expansion and answers questions about the possibility of converting “rails-to-trails” in old Lahaina cane fields.


Kihei roundabout construction. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Status of Kīhei’s North South Collector Road
September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa responds to a question about the progress of the North South Collector Road and factors that affect the timeline of the project.


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