If I were a kid in Maui County right now, you know who would be my hero? Who would be the person I looked up to, even idolized? Kyle Ginoza. I'm serious. There are many examples of people who've passed through that old revolving door, transforming their otherwise dull careers in municipal bureaucracy into far more lucrative jobs in the private sector, but Ginoza has … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gas manager Kyle Ginoza is a Maui County superstar
The expression says everything. Keep in mind this isn't a paparazzi shot, or one of MauiTime's snarky shots–this is an official County of Maui photo of Stewart Stant, taken on Dec. 16, 2015, at his swearing-in as the county's new director of the Department of Environmental Management. Then again, if I was going to start running a department that had devastated its own recycling … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Stewart Stant takes over County of Maui’s war on recycling
1. On Dec. 8, officials with Haleakala National Park announced that they’d replaced sensitive stream monitoring equipment in Kipahulu–the theft of which had closed O‘he‘o Pools. When did that theft take place? A. July B. August C. September D. October E. November 2. On Dec. 7, Maui Tomorrow announced that a local attorney was returning to its board of directors. Who … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the reopening of O`he`o Pools?
Good news everyone! Well, by "good," I mean "not horrible," and by "everyone," I mean Maui Meadows residents. Anyway, it turns out that Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa has decided that maybe his decision to ask 1,750 residents there (and in other parts of South Maui) who took part in the county's "3-Can" curbside recycling test project to give up their beloved recycling bins may have … [Read more...] about Curbside recycling is still dead, but county says Maui Meadows residents can keep their bins!
When you live on a small island located more than 2,500 miles from a major land mass, trash is everything. That’s why it’s not surprising that the word “recycling” appears repeatedly in the County of Maui’s General Plan–the 100 or so page document that will supposedly guide the county through the year 2030. Under “Key Strategies,” the document calls on the county to “Improve … [Read more...] about Recycling Has Really Taken A Beating Lately, But Will The County Of Maui’s Proposed Waste Conversion Facility Really Keep Most Garbage Out Of The Landfills?