Serious question: is there a more useless group of people on Maui besides the Maui County Liquor Commission? For months now the star chamber that approves liquor licenses and supposedly oversees the LC Director has been unusually feckless. And now the panel's difficulty in finding a new director to replace longtime boss Frank Silva, who retired back in the fall, is threatening … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission fails again to appoint new LC Director
And then there were four. Today's Maui News reports that just four individuals want to be the next Maui County Liquor Control Director. Not that the Liquor Commission's special director selection committee has narrowed the list of applicants to four–they apparently received just four applications to be the head of the county department that oversees all liquor regulations, … [Read more...] about Report: Just four people want to be new Maui County Liquor Control Director
Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
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
The drama unfolding at the Maui County Liquor Commission has apparently taken a bizarre turn, with the nine-member panel of appointees deciding at their Nov. 12 meeting to go through a normal, legal selection process to find a new Liquor Control Department director, The Maui News reported on Nov. 13. “The commission voted Thursday to form a subcommittee to process … [Read more...] about The Maui County Liquor Commission voted to do the right thing!?