Like Dain Kane, it looks like we still have the “Show Me The Water” law to kick around. Yes, the common-sense law that dates to 2007 and requires developers to prove they have a long-term source of water before getting an approval to start building will remain on the books, despite nearly every local public official around blaming it for the county’s lack of affordable … [Read more...] about ‘Show Me The Water’ lives on, still irritating Maui developers to no end
1. On Nov. 3, The Maui News reported that Craig Hill, owner of Maui Concierge Services, had recently bought the Lahaina Sugar Cane Train, and that he would invest in “extensive renovations.” According to the story, how long did the tourist attraction train operate before it closed on Aug. 1? A. 25 years B. 30 years C. 35 years D. 40 years E. 45 years 2. During his … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii lawmaker conflicts of interest?
So yesterday Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that he was rescinding his earlier intention to veto SB 2682–which adds to the list of public officials whose Financial Disclosure Statements are considered public documents–and will let the bill become law without his signature (the bill unaminously passed the Legislature). Abercrombie had earlier told Honolulu Civil Beat that … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Kicks And Screams As He Lets Financial Disclosure Bill Become Law
So candidate filing in Hawaii for the 2014 election officially began on Monday, Feb. 3. For the next few months, we’ll watch a steady stream of citizens announce publicly that they think they know best how to run our county and state governments. And you know what? More power to ‘em–if they want spend an insane number of hours each week away from the families, begging for money … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Rakes In Campaign Dough
Let’s call 2013 the Year of Ends. Ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who is now in exile in Russia after fleeing Hawaii with millions of secret documents, ended any feeling we had that the Obama Administration cared more about civil liberties than his predecessors. South African President Nelson Mandela’s death brought an end to a time when people … [Read more...] about 2013 MauiTime Year In Review