Those of you outraged at the Maui County Liquor Commission's recent rule changes that remove the cap on hostess bars and legalize 24-hour liquor sales at stores will get a yet another chance to give them hell: the panel will hold a public hearing on revoking those rule changes on Wednesday, July 12. The rule changes, originally passed in secret early this year, are now the … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission to hold public hearing on controversial rule changes
As a result of two complaint letters written by Maui resident Mahina Martin, the Maui County Liquor Commission held a special hearing on Tuesday, May 9 on their recent liquor rule changes. Though the Commission approved more than two dozen regulation amendments back in February, Martin’s complaints centered on three: the legalization of 24-hour alcohol sales at stores and … [Read more...] about Dozens of residents blast Maui Liquor Commission over 24-hour alcohol sales, hostess bars rule changes
Vanessa Medeiros is running for the Maui County Council seat representing Kahului, which is currently held by Don Guzman. She owns Positive Pathways, a finishing school for young women. During Charmaine Tavares' mayoral administration, Medeiros served as Housing and Human Concerns director from February 2007 to September 2008. Though clearly capable and competent at her … [Read more...] about Know your Maui County 2016 election candidate: Vanessa Medeiros
Maui County Councilmember Gladys Baisa can't run for reelection because of term limits, which means there's a lot of interest in succeeding her. Of the four candidates running, one of them–Yuki Lei Sugimura–has extensive experience with the Maui Democratic Party. Her campaign website doesn't have a lot of information on her political views, but we managed to pin her down with a … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Yuki Lei Sugimura
1. On Jan. 6, Judge Rhonda Loo swore in Don Medeiros as the County of Maui’s new director for the Dept. of Transportation. Back in 2007, then-Mayor Charmaine Tavares also appointed Medeiros to be a director. Which department did he run back then? A. Planning B. Housing and Human Concerns C. Public Works D. Water Supply E. Transportation 2. On Jan. 7, Pacific Business … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Deidre Tegarden’s campaign fundraisers?