Discussion on the planned Kīhei High School will take place at an upcoming meeting of the Kīhei Community Association on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A panel of consultants and lawmakers to field questions about the progress of the project and associated improvements.
The certification comes following a two year effort to conduct renovations aimed at energy efficiency and sustainability throughout the resort. More than 70% of purchased items at the resort are now local, recycled or made with renewable resources.
Mayor Arakawa said that the restoration of services would be implemented immediately, and that he would be submitting a new budget amendment early next year, after the election had passed, to avoid any further “political agendas” and “bickering.”
“The mayor and I agree that an immediate priority is to make our parks such as Kanahā Beach Park and Kalama Park more family-friendly and a better experience for all. We will also be looking at ways that we can work together to better communicate with the public,” said Faaumu.