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Councilmember Don S. Guzman, representing Kahului on the County Council. Maui County photo.
Guzman Proposes “Adopt-A-Park” Volunteer Policy
July 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A bill seeking the implementation of a park volunteer policy for Maui County comes up for review before the council’s Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation Committee on Tuesday.

Kahului Pool, photos/graphic by Wendy Osher.
Rename of Pool and Field After Shiraishi and Amoral Mooted
April 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The Maui County Council will consider legislation on Tuesday to rename the Kahului Pool and an Upcountry field after youth mentors Spencer Shiraishi and William “Blee” Amoral Sr., Council Member Don Guzman announced.

Volunteers at Keōpūolani Park collect 1,522 butts in one hour at a recent cleanup event.
Committee Advances Bill to Ban Tobacco at Maui Parks, Beaches
March 22nd, 2014 · 45 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A bill seeking the creation of Tobacco-Free Zones at all Maui County parks and beaches gained committee approval today and now advances to the full council for first reading.

Photo by Wendy Osher.
Surfrider Foundation Backs “Butts Off Our Beaches Bill”
March 10th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The group plans to collect and count cigarette butts this weekend during yet another cleanup effort, this time at Māla Wharf in West Maui from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15.

Council Member Don Guzman. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Guzman Proposes Streamlining Agricultural Regulations
March 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

A resolution urging the county administration to adopt a unified definition of agriculture and a single process to verify a property’s use, will surface for discussion on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Kahului Pool located at 145 Kaulawahine Street.  File photo courtesy County of Maui.
Proposal Seeks to Rename Kahului Pool after Coach Shiraishi
February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Testifiers called Shiraishi a “life coach” and dedicated volunteer who “impacted thousands of people and taught hundreds of children to swim.”

South Maui Park near Lihikai Elementary School in Kihei. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Recreation Committee Reviews Results of Parks Survey
September 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The results will be used during budget deliberations to help determine priorities for the next fiscal year. They will also be used to address future needs and concerns identified by the public.

Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui provides remarks during the 2013 Maui Council Inauguration. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Tsutsui Calls Newly Inaugurated Council “Capable”
January 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

“Today, I believe that this new council led by Council Chair Baisa, is not only capable, but very prepared to make those tough decisions that will have a lasting impact on all of our lives.”

Maui Council Inauguration 2013, photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Maui Council Begins 2013-2015 Term
January 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Newly elected council members Don Guzman of Kahului, and Stacy Helm-Crivello of Molokai were among the nine Maui Council members that took the oath office for the 2013-2015 term during a ceremony in the council chambers on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

District 11 State House member elect, Kaniela Ing. Photo by Wendy Osher.
New Faces of Maui Government
November 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News

In the State House, Representative-elect, Kaniela Ing becomes the youngest legislator to win election from Maui this year. The 23-year-old Kihei resident managed to oust incumbent Rep. George Fontaine, 52, in last night’s General Election.

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