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BRIEF: Maui Wins National Award for Civic Engagement
June 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The award recognizes Maui for the council’s implementation of a system that allows public testimony to be received from remote district offices in Hāna, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi.


Gladys Baisa. Maui Now file photo.
Special Council Meeting to Address Mayor’s Vetoes
June 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The County Charter requires a two-thirds vote by the council to override the mayor’s line-item vetoes. The deadline to act is June 26 — that’s 10 days after the budget bill was returned, Baisa said.


Council Chair Gladys Baisa. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Resolution Urges Legislature to Increase TAT to County
April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

HB 1671 would return 44.8% of TAT revenues to the counties, which translates to approximately $165 million in annual TAT revenue to the counties.


Gladys Baisa. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Council Chair Baisa Recovering From Fall
March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Baisa, who holds the residency seat for Pukalani, Kula, and ʻUlupalakua, suffered a pelvic bone hairline fracture, which does not require surgery.


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Counties Join Unified Front in Legislative Plan
September 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Members say the unified front emphasizes the importance of the role counties play in the visitor industry and other economic sectors in the state.


Upper elevation, with view of Mākena and Wailea area. Kahoʻolawe can be seen in the distance.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Challenge to Council Action Involving Honua`ula Fails in High Court
August 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

In the Kanahele v. Maui County Council case, petitioners from Maui filed an appeal based on the passage of two bills related to the proposed development of a residential community on 670 acres of land in the Honua`ula area of Wailea, formerly referred to as the Wailea 670 project.


Kalana o Maui (Maui County Building) building. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Budget Passes Unanimously on Final Reading
June 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui County Council unanimously passed the FY 2014 budget on second and final reading today. The budget was passed after an amendment was made relating to charges for current services and public transit fares for individuals with disabilities.


Maui county logo. File image.
Maui Wins Transparency Award For Website
March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The County of Maui is the recipient of an award for transparency, issued by the national non-profit Sunshine Review organization as part of its 4th Annual Sunny Awards.


Photo courtesy:  Ryan Piros, County of Maui.
Maui Fleet’s First Double-Decker Bus to Serve Kihei Islander Route
March 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The $375,000 bus was purchased used, through Soderholm Sales & Seasing, Inc., after its original manufacture in the United Kingdom by Alexander Dennis.


Four Seasons Resort Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Mayor and Council Chair Seek to Protect Visitor Tax
March 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa will join Council Chair Gladys Baisa in lobbying state lawmakers on Friday in an effort to retain the County’s hotel room tax revenue.


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