It seems there’s been some drama at the County Building. This time, it stems from the 250th Celebration of Queen Ka‘ahumanu, the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the County of Maui managed by Brian Bardellini, an executive assistant to Councilmember Alika Atay. The situation starts off messy: The funds for this event were proposed by Atay and inserted into the budget… then … [Read more...] about County vs. Atay?
Maybe you’ve seen it on social media, on a car bumper, or stuck to some roadside guardrail, but wherever you saw it first, the words are everywhere this election season: huli. Huli means to turn or change, and who can blame citizens for wanting to flip course? Maui residents are facing monumental issues determining the future of our island, from high costs of living, to a … [Read more...] about Get Out and Vote! Our 2018 General Election Endorsement Guide
The Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, began with a lecture. “I’ve had numerous meetings that we could not deliberate and do the work of this community due to lack of quorum,” Committee Chair Elle Cochran announced after taking roll and marking Councilmembers Don Guzman, Riki Hokama, and Mike White with unexcused absences. “We … [Read more...] about Councilmembers’ Day Off: Majority of voting members absent for Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee meeting
Watch MauiTime Walk Story with candidate for the Waikapu, Wailuku, Waihee seat of Maui County Council Alika Atay and Editor Axel Beers on Market Street in Wailuku, Hawai‘i … [Read more...] about MauiTime Walk Story: 2018 Candidate for County Council (Waikapu, Wailuku, Waihee) Alika Atay
[NOTE: On Mar. 25, Council Chair Mike White responded to my Mar. 22 inquiry in regards to this story. His statement appears at the end of this post.] On Mar. 1 of this year, Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran submitted a proposal to Council Chair Mike White asking to create a special housing committee. It would expand on the findings of a Temporary Investigative Group … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Is White’s Supremacy Subverting the Maui County Council?