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File photo Pāʻia. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.
Ask the Mayor: Responding to Reports of Nudity at Pāʻia Bay
August 31st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

There is a stretch of beach between Baldwin Beach Park and Pāʻia Bay, where the old lime kiln used to be, that has become a nudist gathering spot. Isn’t this an illegal activity?


Port of Kahului, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Cruise Passengers Jaywalking; Motorcycle Follow-up
August 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

On cruise ship days, crew members from the ship are jaywalking across to Maui Mall and back to the harbor by the banyan trees near the turn where Hāna Highway and Kaʻahumanu Avenue meet.


Trash. Maui Now photo/graphic.
Ask the Mayor: Confusion Over Trash Schedule Clarified
August 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

How are we supposed to know when our trash will be picked up after a County holiday? I also participate in the County’s pilot “3-Can Plan” program, several neighbors and I are confused about our missed greenwaste pickup.


Traffic light, photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Traffic Sensors Not Recognizing Motorcyclists
August 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series. Q: I ride a motorcycle that weighs approximately 700 pounds with me aboard. I have noticed several times in various locations that this combined weight is insufficient to cause the signal to change in my favor.


Photo by Nate Gaddis.
Ask the Mayor: Dog Leash Ordinance Clearly Being Ignored
August 17th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series. By Mayor Alan Arakawa Q: I read the story in the paper about the woman who collapsed at Costco and was saved. My husband had a similar experience at San Jose Airport. He was saved by quick-thinking passengers and airport staff who used CPR and […]


Damage to a house from Hurricane Iselle on the Big Island. Photo courtesy of a Big Island Now reader.
Ask the Mayor: Why Trees at North Shore Parks Are Falling
August 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa covers how to report storm damage from Iselle, as well as possible reasons for the amount of falling trees at north shore parks.


A hostess bar on Maui. Photo by Ben Jammin.
Ask the Mayor: Why Doesn’t Maui Have Strip Clubs?
August 4th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa answers questions on the cost of the new flashing yellow arrows, plans for Upcountry sidewalks, and what is preventing Maui from having strip clubs.


Low-income housing development Hale Makana O Waiale. Photo courtesy Linda Case.
LETTER: ‘Hale Makana’ in Wailuku Notorious as “The Hood”
July 22nd, 2014 · 42 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

“Hale Makana O Waiale … was designed for low-income families…. It has become a project for anyone who doesn’t want to work or who just wants to hang out.”


Spreckelsville, "Baby Beach", file photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: The History Behind the “Baby Beaches”
July 20th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa discusses Google’s misnaming of streets and a park in Kihei, the history of the so-called “Baby Beaches,” and what the large concrete blocks are doing near Wailea Fire Station.


Kamaʻole Beach in Kihei. File photo by Sonia Isotov.
Ask the Mayor: Kam II & III Parking Lots Need Fixing
July 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor covers road construction in Kihei, the situation with the Makawao dog park, and when Kamaole II & III Beach Park parking lots will be re-surfaced.


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