We know that on Fridays most people typically like to relax and take it easy at work and, at most, maybe plan their weekend. Going to a public meeting about local government is probably not going to be on their list of the top 10 (or 100) things to do, but stranger things have happened.
This Friday, Sept. 27, at 1pm, the Maui Redevelopment Agency will hold their monthly meeting. And while the first order of business isn’t exactly exciting (a business owner wants to paint a “64 foot by 32 inch sign” on the building at 2086 Main St. in Wailuku), the rest of the agenda includes important news and updates on Wailuku Town.
The MRA board members will review a new draft report on the Wailuku parking situation. Then they will discuss “packaging the recommendations from the reWailuku Project” and “building a program and budget for upcoming years that will assist the County, [Wailuku Redevelopment Area] landowners and business proprietors to realize the vision for Wailuku town.”
Anything that vaguely worded requires extra attention.
The agenda also includes reports on the proposed Iao Square–the little park and parking lot that will go in between the Wailuku substation and the Iao Theater–a discussion of food trucks and special events in the Wailuku Redevelopment Area and a report on “Next Steps for Wailuku Branding.”
Like it or not, Wailuku Town is changing. And these inconveniently scheduled MRA meetings are some of the few opportunities residents have to speak out on it.
The meeting will take place at the Planning Department Conference Room, located on the first floor of the Kalana Pakui Building (250 S. High St., Wailuku). For more information call 808-270-7735.
1875 Illustration of Wailuku: Charles Nordhoff & Jules Remy/Wikimedia Commons