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Opinion pieces, analyses and letters are intended to provide a diverse range of views from our community. They are not intended to represent the views of Maui Now.

Speed hump on a section of Mokapu Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: How to Request Speed Hump Installation
December 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui Discussion
 

I’m just a concerned parent that lives on Mokapu Street in Kahului. I notice every other street around us has speed bumps except ours. Why is that so?


Overnight parking. Maui Now photo.
Ask the Mayor: Neighbors Have Too Many Cars, Overnight Parking
December 15th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (54) · Maui Discussion
 

The house across the street from where I live has 10 cars and about 15-20 people living there. It’s a hassle to park on the road and there is always someone blocking our driveway.


Oneloa or Big Beach in Mākena, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Rules Relating to Photos at Public Beaches
December 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Maui Discussion
 

I’m a journalist working on a story about Maui for a print publication and would like to check whether I need a special permit to take photographs from beach areas. I’m a journalist working on a story about Maui for a print publication and would like to check whether I need a special permit to take photographs from beach areas.


Lifted truck with wide tires. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Why Wide Tires are Illegal in Maui County
December 9th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (87) · Maui Discussion
 

Why is it illegal to have wide tires on lifted trucks or low riders?


Coast Guard rescue. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Unnecessary Search & Rescue Missions
December 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Maui Discussion
 

Are there fines for careless ocean goers who loose their vessel, resulting in unnecessary search and rescue missions?


Abandoned vehicles, Maui.  Maui Now graphics/file image.
Ask the Mayor: How to Report an Abandoned Vehicle, Illegal Dumping
December 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui Discussion
 

To report illegal dumping, including tires, you can call Mālama Maui Nui. For abandoned vehicles, call the non-emergency line at Maui Police Department.


Sprinklers at Maui Lani. Photo courtesy County of Maui.
Ask the Mayor: Sprinkler Wasting Water at Maui Lani
November 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (24) · Maui Discussion
 

I drive by a landscaping sprinkler “car wash” every morning along a median strip in Wailuku and keep hoping that someone will eventually do something to control the obvious.


Motorcycle helmet, photo/graphic by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Motorcycle Groups Blocking Intersections
November 30th, 2014 · 50 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (100) · Maui Discussion
 

On numerous occasions over the years, I have witnessed one or two motorcycle riders from a large group physically blocking an intersection to allow their fellow riders to pass through without waiting.


Hāliʻimaile Park and Tennis courts. Photo courtesy County of Maui.
Ask the Mayor: Hāliʻimaile Tennis Court in State of Disrepair
November 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (8) · Maui Discussion
 

As funding has not historically been provided to maintain all of our courts, thus extending their useful lifespan, some have fallen into a state of disrepair such that they will require a complete rebuilding. This is the case for the Hāliʻimaile tennis court.


Mayor remains neutral on GMO debate. Maui Now montage.
Ask the Mayor: Timeline for GMO Referendum Enforcement
November 24th, 2014 · 67 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (32) · Maui Discussion
 

Now that we know the seed companies’ lawsuit will be heard in federal court early next year, when can you start enforcing the new GMO law?


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