Ask The Mayor: When Will the County Paint the Parking Stalls Near the Stadium?

February 8, 2015, 4:40 PM HST · Updated February 16, 11:51 AM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

War Memorial Stadium, Wailuku. Photo by Wendy Osher.

War Memorial Stadium, Wailuku. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Dear Mayor Arakawa:

QWhen will the county be painting the parking stalls near the stadium? Is the reason we haven’t repainted the lines because the parking lot will be paved in the near future?

A: You’re right: Even before it is restriped, our primary focus is on obtaining funding to have the well-worn stadium parking lot repaved. Back in 2007, a consultant was contracted by the county to design reconstruction of the War Memorial Stadium parking lot; however, the resulting design’s engineering estimate came with a pricetag of $2.251 million. We are currently working with the county Department of Public Works to utilize our in-house paving team to reduce the cost of this project. My budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year will again include funds for the repaving. If the County Council approves the money, we can move forward on upgrading this high-use parking lot.

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Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or send mail to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawai‘i 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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