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February 19, 2009

FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE HAS $1 BILLION FOR HAWAII

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) U.S. Congresswoman Mazie Hirono joined Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares yesterday in discussing details of a federal stimulus package and its impact for Maui and the state.  Hirono said the recovery package will bring more than a billion dollars to the state with $200 million going towards infrastructure.  She said that... Read more »
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February 11, 2009

TAVARES: “IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE IS A HIGH PRIORITY”

(Story & Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares called for improvements to infrastructure, but cautioned that her upcoming budget proposal will be restrained by reduced revenues. She made the statement during her 3rd State of the County Address in the Council Chambers yesterday. “In these times, it is important for government... Read more »
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February 10, 2009

MAYOR TAVARES 2009 State of the County Address: COMPLETE TEXT

***The complete text of the Mayor’s State of the County Address is as follows: 2009 State of the County Address: Mayor Charmaine Tavares February 10, 2009 Aloha! Happy New Year! Naminbag nga baro nga tawen yo amin! Kung Hee Fat Choy! Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu! Prospero Ano Y Felicidad! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Around the world, cultures... Read more »
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February 10, 2009

MAYOR ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU MUNICIPAL PARKING STRUCTURE

(Story and Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares delivered her 3rd State of the County Address today, announcing federal funding for the long-awaited Wailuku Municipal Parking Structure. The county was awarded more than $1 million in federal funds for the planning and design of the project, which she said, “has languished... Read more »
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February 05, 2009

MOLINA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR STATEWIDE BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS

(By Wendy Osher © 2009) Council Vice Chair Mike Molina is supporting a statewide ban on plastic bags, similar to the one he introduced at the county level last year. The county plastic bag reduction bill is set to go into effect on January 11, 2011, and prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the... Read more »
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December 19, 2008

NEW LAHAINA DMVL SATELLITE OFFICE BLESSED

A blessing was held Thursday for the new Lahaina satellite office of the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing.  The new 11-hundred square foot site at the Lahaina Center nearly triples the size of the old facility.  Hours of the new satellite office will remain Monday – Friday, 8 – 10:45 a.m. and noon –... Read more »
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