Maui County is seeking applicants for 42 vacancies on boards, commissions, councils, and committees. There are a wide variety of opportunities ranging from Board of Ethics to Liquor Control. There are five openings on the Urban Design Review Board; three each on the Maui County Arborist Committee and the Maui County Cultural Resources Commission; two each on the Board of … [Read more...] about Be The Change: Maui County seeks public participation on boards and commissions
Board of Ethics
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?
Maui County Council Chairperson Mike White has begun making aggressive moves against the Office of Council Services (OCS), asserting his authority as chair to place various staffers on paid leave, as well as replace Director David Raatz, MauiTime has learned. White’s moves, made just a week before Christmas, has left those still at the office uncertain whether they’ll have jobs … [Read more...] about Maui County Council Chair Mike White declares war on the Office of Council Services
There are currently eight members of the Maui Board of Ethics. Each is appointed to five-year terms by the mayor and confirmed by the Maui County Council. According to the county’s website, the Board of Ethics “Initiates, receives, hears and investigates complaints of violations of the County Ethics Code by employees and officers of the County.” It’s also the body that … [Read more...] about Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran proposes charter amendments to Board of Ethics, planning commissions
It's time to abolish the Maui County Liquor Commission. Maybe the whole Liquor Control department too, but we should certainly start by sweeping the tin-plated, know-nothing Liquor Commissioners out of the county government. They are worse than useless–they are anti-democratic cronies who show nothing but contempt for citizen oversight and public accountability–and the sooner … [Read more...] about Will someone please abolish the Maui County Liquor Commission?