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Ask the Mayor: Dog Leash Ordinance Clearly Being Ignored
August 17th, 2014 · 5 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.


Black Rock. File photo.
Ask the Mayor: Deaths Spur Ocean Safety Video for Visitors
July 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa covers free low-flow fixtures from the Department of Water Supply, homeless people living in the Paia Post Office parking lot, and the possibility of making an ocean-safety video for tourists following a spate of fatalities.


Courthouse. File photo.
Ask the Mayor: Who is the Fool in Front of the Courthouse?
June 29th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor answers questions about fireworks being set off before and after 4th of July, speedbumps on Upper Kimo Drive, and what the deal is with the guy in front of the courthouse making accusations.


Photo Courtesy County of Maui Property Tax Division
Ask the Mayor: Residents Denied Circuit Breaker Tax Credit
June 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor covers why some residents are currently being denied the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit, what can be done about burned-out homes that are left standing, and the new sidewalk from Kihei to Wailea.


Kalama Park will get security guard services. Photo by Sonia Isotov.
Ask the Mayor: The Noise at Kalama Park After Dark
June 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor answers questions about the limited slots for child care in the PALS program, noise issues near Kalama Park, and the installation of handicap ramps on Kahului streets.


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