Attention all drinkers, drink vendors, dancers, bar goers, bar owners, merkin (look it up) wearers and fans of government accountability: An open forum will be held on Tuesday, Jun. 26 as part of a performance audit of the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control. Liquor licensees and interested members of the public are invited to attend and provide comments on the … [Read more...] about Help control Maui’s Liquor Control
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Best County Blunder Maui County Department of Liquor Control Even before former Liquor Control Investigator Justin Dobbs filed his lawsuit against the County of Maui in October 2012, alleging all manner of bad deeds going down at the LC (which is still pending), most people who’d spent more than a day on Maui knew that something just wasn’t right with the county agency … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best County Blunder on Maui: Maui County Department of Liquor Control
BEST POLITICAL SCANDAL County of Maui Department of Liquor Control Commonly called by their initials, the LC enjoys a great deal of power and authority over the county’s service industry. No one sells booze without the LC’s say-so, and that doesn’t come easy. And not just booze, either: LC inspectors also regulate the noise that emanates from a licensee, the use of … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2012: Best Political Scandal on Maui: County of Maui Department of Liquor Control
Every legislative session is defined more by failure than triumph. Hundreds of bills are introduced each year, and most are snuffed out quietly in committee, killed once they reach the floor or impaled by the Governor’s veto pen. Of course, no legislative death is permanent—there’s always another session to tweak and reintroduce a bill and hope the winds of fate and political … [Read more...] about Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Some Familiar Legislation. Will Any Of It Pass?
This week, the West Maui Charter Working Group—a collection of residents “from diverse professional, political and social backgrounds”—released a set of recommendations for amending the County Charter. Among them: do away with the Department of Liquor Control’s Adjudication Board. The Adjudication Board, as anyone who follows our LC Watch column knows, considers the cases of … [Read more...] about West Maui Charter Group: Abolish LC Board