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May 10, 2016

Maui Special Committee Makes Recommendation for New Government Structure

Instead of going with one or the other, the current proposal seeks a structure that would include both a county manager and an elected mayor.
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January 26, 2016

Former Maui Mayor Tavares Invited in County Manager Discussion

The Special Committee, composed of community volunteers appointed by the council, will meet on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber in Wailuku.
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February 03, 2011

Tavares Retirement Party Celebrates 40 years of Public Service, Feb. 20, 2011

An Evening of Aloha celebration event will be held on Sunday February 20th at the Grand Wailea Resort in South Maui.
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November 03, 2010

Arakawa wins Maui mayor race, Carroll reclaims East Maui

Former Mayor Alan Arakawa reclaims his seat on the 9th floor with 24,169 votes. He defeats incumbent Mayor Charmaine Tavares who had 16,911 votes.
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November 02, 2010

General Election 2010 RESULTS

Maui has a new Mayor and the state has a new Governor. Before any of the precincts were even counted, the AP and wire reports had declared Neil Abercrombie Hawaii’s next Governor based on absentee ballots alone.
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October 27, 2010

Mayor Charmaine Tavares Proposes Purchase of Lower Waiehu Beach Park Using Open Space Fund

Mayor Charmaine Tavares’ proposal to purchase Lower Waiehu Beach Park for $75,000 with the Open Space Fund received early support from the County Council. The County Council passed a resolution last week authorizing the land purchase. Lower Waiehu Beach Park, which comprises 1.65 acres of property, is bordered by the Waiehu Golf Course and a... Read more »
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October 27, 2010

Tavares Sends Proposed Bills Designed to Streamline Planning Permits to Council

Mayor Charmaine Tavares today transmitted to Council a legislative package designed to streamline the Planning Department’s permitting process. The proposed bills, also known as the “Planning Permitting Streamlining Package,” remove bureaucracy by simplifying the approval process for certain projects. The existing processes for planned development, off-site parking and project district permits require more complex approvals, with... Read more »
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October 13, 2010

Maui No Ka Oi again!!! Maui is Best Island in the World for the 16th Time

For an unprecedented 16th time, the island of Maui captured “Best Island in the World” honors in the 23rd annual CONDE NAST TRAVELER Readers’ Choice Awards Poll.  With a score of 90.7, it also garnered “Best Pacific Island” for the 20th consecutive year. According to the magazine, “Maui is the only island to score above... Read more »
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October 13, 2010

J. Walter Cameron Center celebrates completion of Easter Seals facility improvements

The J. Walter Cameron Center celebrated completion improvements at its Easter Seals Facility this week.  The $252,976 project was paid for with grant funding from the County of Maui, Community Development Block Grant program through funding made available under the federal stimulus act.  The Cameron Center also contributed $59,000 from its funds for the planning... Read more »
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October 13, 2010

$627,420 in Grants awarded to Maui non-profits

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares announced the award of $627,420 in county grants to aid a range of community initiatives, including those benefiting agriculture and the environment.  The largest $370,000 appropriation goes to the Maui County Farm Bureau and will be used for marketing and promotion, educational programs, and professional development. “I’m pleased that we are... Read more »
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October 12, 2010

New Location for Mayor’s Lanai Community Budget Meeting Friday

Mayor Charmaine Tavares’ Lanai Community Budget Meeting set for this Friday, October 15, has been relocated to Hale Kupuna O Lana`i (Hale Mahaolu Community Hall), located at 1144 Ilima Avenue, Lanai City. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a brief Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public hearing that begins at... Read more »
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October 04, 2010

VIDEO: Maui kicks of Fire Prevention Week with two public demonstrations planned

By Wendy Osher A proclamation was signed by Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares this morning, kicking off Fire Prevention Week in Maui County. “I try to do everything I can to get you the tools that you need in order to keep our community safe.  That’s my number one job,” Tavares said in her address to... Read more »
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October 01, 2010

Mayoral Forum focuses on business and economic recovery

A Mayoral Business and Economic forum takes place tonight (Friday, October 1, 2010)—featuring incumbent Mayor Charmaine Tavares and former Mayor Alan Arakawa.  The live televised event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, the Maui Contractor’s Association, and the Realtors Association... Read more »
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September 29, 2010

Third place primary finisher Piltz backs Arakawa in mayoral bid

By Wendy Osher The third place finisher in the primary race for Mayor has announced his support for one of the candidates advancing to the general election in November.  Retired electrical contractor Randy Piltz, who was among the 11 primary candidates in the crowded race for mayor, is now backing Alan Arakawa saying his beliefs... Read more »
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September 28, 2010

Mayor honored by Baldwin Best Buddies Program

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares was honored by more than 40 members of the Baldwin High School Best Buddies program who visited the County Building on Monday. Michael McCormick, State Director of the Best Buddies (BB) program, which matches up special education and general education students in one-to-one friendships called “buddy pairs,” recognized Tavares for her... Read more »
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