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Low-income housing development Hale Makana O Waiale. Photo courtesy Linda Case.
LETTER: ‘Hale Makana’ in Wailuku Notorious as “The Hood”
July 22nd, 2014 · 41 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.


Photo courtesy Monsanto Hawaii.
LETTER: Expert’s Line-by-Line Rebuttal of GMO Moratorium
June 13th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

“A review of this section reveals … a lack of supporting evidence for claims made, and a disregard for the voluminous findings in mainstream science over the past two decades on the benefits and risks of genetically engineered crops.”


Kupuohi Street. Maui Now/Google Maps image.
Ask the Mayor: Why Anonymous Complaints No Longer Allowed
June 10th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor covers the illegality of loud motorcycles, how to report business obstructing public areas, and the thinking behind the policy of not allowing complaint reports to be submitted anonymously to the county.


Baldwin Beach Park closed, photo courtesy County of Maui.
Ask the Mayor: The ‘DMV Moving to Baldwin Park’ Misconception
June 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor discusses the lack of shelters for bus stops, lack of a public toilet in Paia, and debunks the misconception that the county service center is moving near Baldwin Park.


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