A bullying leader trying to advance an agenda that lacks widespread public support and now faces potential legal action. An elected official who refuses to work with legislative branch members who disagree with him. Lawyers mandated to serve the public interest instead cater only to selected officials. Political toadies use script-like talking points to malign colleagues who … [Read more...] about Dirty Water: Why is the Victorino Administration monkeywrenching Maui’s water issues?
For the last seven months, Traci Fujita Villarosa has been both the Deputy Director and the acting Director of the Maui County Department of Liquor Control. The Liquor Commission’s numerous attempts to replace former Director Frank Silva has been a “circus,” one former member of the LC told me recently. On May 24, the circus tent finally came down when the Liquor Commission … [Read more...] about Maui Liquor Commission appoints Glenn Mukai to be new LC Director
Looks like the special Maui County Liquor Commission subcommittee tasked with crafting a selection process to find a new Liquor Control (LC) Director has been busy. And in contrast to the Liquor Commission's secret October machinations that led to the double-crowning of Commissioner Dana "son of former LC Director Joe" Souza (up-ended only by Souza's surprising and … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission committee recommends taking LC Director applications through January 2016
Hey, Maui County: if you need more evidence that the people pulling the strings over the liquor department are inept fools , look no further than the Liquor Commission. It now looks like they're backing off their Oct. 7 appointment of one of their own–Dana Souza–to assume the mantle of Liquor Control Director, a post held not so long ago by Dana's own father Joe. The reason, … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission to hold big do-over on LC Director appointment
We know that the Maui County Liquor Commission’s Oct. 7 selection of Dana “Son of former LC Director Joe” Souza to be the new Liquor Control Director was fast, but was it too fast? Did it, in fact, violate the state’s Sunshine Law? At least one local public official thinks so. “It was a railroad job,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “I have concerns as to how it … [Read more...] about Did the Maui County Liquor Commission violate the Sunshine Law when selecting a new LC Director?