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July 28, 2019

16 Hawaiian Home Land Lots Awarded on Lānaʻi

DHHL has a total of 50 acres of land on Lānaʻi. In addition to the 16 lots awarded on Saturday, the Department has future plans to develop approximately 79 additional lots.
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February 08, 2012

Kalaupapa Traveling Exhibit Debuts

A traveling exhibit featuring 100 photographs of the remote Kalaupapa region on Molokai opened recently. The exhibit honors ancestors of the region through the images of family members.
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November 15, 2010

Maui Island Plan poised for approval in 2011-2013 by incoming council

Maui County Councilmember Sol Kahoohalahala says the inaugural Maui Island Plan is well positioned to be enacted by the 2011-2013 council.
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September 07, 2010

VIDEO: Sol Kahoohalahala, Mayoral Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Sol Kahoohalahala, 2010 candidate for Maui Mayor, Transcript: Introduction:  Aloha, my name is Sol Kahoohalahala.  I’m from the island of Lanai, and with your support, I’d like to be the next mayor of Maui County.  There are a few things that I think we should all give serious thought to in this upcoming election.  That’s considering... Read more »
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August 17, 2010

Maui Mayoral candidate Kahoohalahala among those endorsed by Sierra Club

The Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing Maui County Council Member Sol Kaho’ohalahala in his bid for mayor.  The endorsement was one on a list of 54 candidate endorsements released by the 6,000 member environmental grassroots group today. “Candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club will help to protect Hawaii’s clean water, special places,... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Comment in Maui Mayor’s race sparks rumblings on the campaign trail

By Wendy Osher  (Posted: Wednesday, July 21 2010) A political rivalry on Maui is off to a touchy start.  The race for Mayor is officially one candidate shy of a dozen, and eight weeks short of being narrowed to two.  But recent rumblings raised on the campaign trail have cast a shadow of negativity in... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Maui ballot includes 3 uncontested races and crowded contests to fill vacancies

By Wendy Osher In a ballot that is filled with 11 mayoral candidates, three Maui council members and Maui’s OHA representative will return to office without a single challenger.  Council Members Joe Pontanilla of Kahului, Gladys Baisa of Upcountry Maui, and Danny Mateo of Molokai are uncontested in the September Primary election.  Maui’s Trustee for... Read more »
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April 20, 2010

Wendy Osher interview with Sol Kahoohalahala on Mayoral bid

WO:  What prompted your decision to run for Mayor? SK:  I think these times require us to take a closer look at how we manage our affairs as government.  Having been a part of the council in this term, has really solidified for me the idea that there is a necessary requirement for us to... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Kahoohalahala announces mayoral bid; field for Maui’s top job grows

By Wendy Osher Lanai Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala is the latest contender to express interest in the Mayor’s race.  He made the announcement of his intent to run before a small gathering of kupuna on Maui on Sunday. Kahoohalahala currently serves as Chair of the council’s Planning Committee and vice-chair of the council’s committee on Economic... Read more »
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January 25, 2010

Council planning committee: Maui Island Plan

The Maui Planning Committee will hold a public meeting in South Maui tonight to discuss details of the Kihei-Makena Community Plan and its role in the larger Maui Island Plan. The presentation will focus on potential impacts for the community plan area and is part of a series of meetings taking place around Maui County.... Read more »
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January 11, 2010

General Plan Update Meetings Planned

The county’s planning committee will meet today for the first in a series of community public meetings on the Maui Island Plan.  The document is the second element of the County’s General Plan.  Review of the first element, the countywide policy plan, is complete and has been forwarded to the full council for action.  Tonight’s... Read more »
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December 14, 2009

Maui Planning Committee reviews Maui Island Plan

The Maui County Planning Committee conducts its initial review today of the Maui Island Plan.  The document is designed to establish growth boundaries and land use patterns.  The plan creates a vision for the county over the next 20 years.  The Maui Island Plan must be consistent with the countywide policy plan that goes before... Read more »
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November 17, 2009

Countywide Policy Plan 2030 Passes Out of Committee

The Countywide Policy Plan – the first phase of Maui County’s General Plan update – was passed out of the Planning Committee yesterday and will now be sent to the full Council for adoption. The document outlines the county’s vision for the next 20 years, including details on diversified economy, sustainable environmental practices and recognition... Read more »
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August 04, 2009


The county’s planning committee will begin deliberations on the General Plan.  The first meeting is set for August 4th in the Council Chambers, with additional meetings planned on Molokai, Hana and Lanai.  The general plan is the county’s primary planning tool and statement of policies. Deliberations will begin with the Countywide Policy Plan, the first... Read more »
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May 28, 2009


The Maui County Council unanimously passed the FY2010 budget on second and final reading this morning.  The budget is $8.8 million less than the Mayor’s $573 million proposal, which translates to a 1.5% difference. Budget Chair Joe Pontanilla described the budget as austere and tight for both county departments and nonprofits, but also noted the... Read more »
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