Treated wastewater from the LWRF reaches the ocean and impacts the reef Well, it’s finally here. After decades of polluting Lahaina reefs with treated wastewater, countless community complaints, and years of litigation, the United States Supreme Court has at last issued its opinion on the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility lawsuit filed against the County of Maui by … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court Rules Against Maui County But the Dispute Over Lahaina’s Injection Wells Remains Unresolved
The mayor's budget proposal cuts the hotel tax rate and increases funding for the Maui County Visitor Association Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino released his $870-million county budget proposal last week. It includes a number of measures that Victorino said were responses to the impacts of COVID-19, such as $10 million allocated for … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Budget Boosts Tourism: Is it the Best Way to Recover from COVID-19?
Stand Up, Speak Up: A Civic Engagement Workshop for Maui Changemakers online webinar will be held on Saturday, March 21st. Presented by Maui Tomorrow, the all-day workshop will help community members learn how to be more engaged on both county and state levels. Guest speakers include Gary Hooser (president of Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action), Kelly King (Maui County … [Read more...] about Stand Up, Speak Up: A Civic Engagement Workshop for Maui Changemakers Online Webinar
Just what I asked for this Christmas! In other restructuring business, the County Council established the Climate Action and Resilience Committee on Friday, Dec. 27. The new committee follows a resolution passed on Dec. 20, authored by Councilmember Kelly King, titled “Acknowledging a climate emergency and committing to an immediate just transition and emergency mobilization … [Read more...] about Maui County Council Establishes Climate Action and Resilience Committee
In an end-of-the-year County Council shakeup, Councilmember Alice Lee (Wailuku) was voted in as council chair on Dec. 27, replacing previous chair Kelly King. Testifiers at the special council meeting offered their support for King, and pleaded for transparency regarding the change in leadership which came to many as a surprise. “I felt like a deer caught in the headlights … [Read more...] about Et Tu, ‘Ohana Candidates? Kelly King steps down as council chair, Alice Lee voted in