EDIT PICK: BEST QUESTION EVERY LOCAL POLITICAL CANDIDATE NEEDS TO ANSWER Is it moratorium time? Land development is the core issue of all of Maui’s politics, with every other issue—water use, traffic, education, health care, ocean pollution and affordable housing—branching from it. There’s no question that development has slowed during the last four years of Mayor … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2006: Best Question Every Local Political Candidate Needs to Answer: Is it Moreatorium Time?
Best Maui Politics Community and Environment 2006
EDIT PICK: BEST ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE Pump Don’t Dump What, you people don’t like it when commercial tour boats and ocean liners release raw sewage into local waters? Well, you’ve got a lot in common then with the Pump Don’t Dump group (www.pumpdontdump.com), a loose gathering of citizens who raised so much hell at Ma’alaea Harbor that they shamed a bunch—but not all—of … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2006: Best Environmental Issue on Maui: Pump Don’t Dump
EDIT PICK: BEST METER MAID Keith Taguma Maui Police Officer Keith Taguma must hand out the most tickets on the island. I don’t know the stats, but I and everyone else I know who lives and works in Wailuku typically see him wielding the radar gun on Pi’ilani Highway, then later handing out parking tickets in Wailuku Town, then pulling someone over on Kuihelani Highway … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2006: Best Meter Maid on Maui: Keith Taguma
EDIT PICK: BEST PLACE TO CONTEMPLATE LIFE’S EXISTENCE The Dragon’s Teeth Maui offers many possibilities—the Haleakala crater at sunrise, Hamoa Beach in Hana, the redwood forest at Polipoli—but my favorite is a place called The Dragon’s Teeth in Kapalua. It’s a small promontory right next to D.T. Fleming Beach that eerily resembles the jaw line of a dragon, if that … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2006: Best Place to Contemplate Life’s Existence on Maui: The Dragon’s Teeth
BEST USE OF COUNTY FUNDS Roads Great job, people. You do know that roads are built and maintained by the state, right? Not the county? Yeah, see that means county funds aren’t actually getting spent on roads. Now I know there’s some reason for confusion here, since the county does maintain a Department of Transportation, but road money? That’s a matter for Governor … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2006: Best Use of Maui County Funds: Roads