[NOTE: On Mar. 25, Council Chair Mike White responded to my Mar. 22 inquiry in regards to this story. His statement appears at the end of this post.] On Mar. 1 of this year, Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran submitted a proposal to Council Chair Mike White asking to create a special housing committee. It would expand on the findings of a Temporary Investigative Group … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Is White’s Supremacy Subverting the Maui County Council?
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Keith Regan is the County of Maui's Managing Director. He's held the job for nearly eight years. Though he's one of Mayor Alan Arakawa's top advisers and aides, Regan's post doesn't actually include the power to hire or fire any of the county's department heads. In any case, he's one of the five people running to succeed Mike Victorino as the Maui County Councilmember … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Keith Regan
Do revelations about the crass political motivations of Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa's administration have you down? Do stories about the county Liquor Commission's craven contempt for open government infuriate you? Do you wish that maybe the county might pay more attention to stuff like the Clean Water Act before dumping sewage into the ground in West Maui? There might be a … [Read more...] about Maui County Council committee to discuss county manager form of government this Monday
With the general election less than two months away, a challenge against Council Chair Danny Mateo that argues he’s ineligible to run for reelection because of term limits is moving to the state Supreme Court. The challenge—brought by Nellie Laird-Woods of Lahaina—hinges on a portion of the County Charter that prohibits Councilmembers from serving “more than five consecutive … [Read more...] about Challenge Against Council Chair Mateo Moves to State Supreme Court
No one else pulled papers for Council Chair Danny Mateo’s Molokai seat, but that doesn’t mean he’s running unopposed. Last week, Nellie Laird-Woods of Lahaina filed a petition with the Second Circuit Court, arguing Mateo can’t run again because of term limits. According to the County Charter, no Councilmember can serve “more than five consecutive full terms in office.” Mateo … [Read more...] about Maui Council Hopefuls, Incumbent Face Challenges