1. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Maui County Planning Department officials held a public meeting on how transportation issues relate to the West Maui Community Plan. When was the West Maui Community Plan adopted? A. 1976 B. 1986 C. 1996 D. 2006 E. 2016 2. Last week, President Donald Trump said that he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about the DACA program in Hawaii?
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We talk a lot about Maui County planning issues. Even before The Maui News published their Oct. 16 story on Mayor Alan Arakawa's decision to suspend the county Planning Department's work on community plans because of his belief that the planning process is "broken," we were looking at the intersection of land and power in the county. A great deal of Maui is owned by just a … [Read more...] about THURSDAY, DEC. 1: Maui County Council Planning Committee to discuss hot community planning issues
Earlier this month, Maui County Planning Department Director Will Spence and Deputy Director Michele McLean signed an op-ed in The Maui News saying the county would soon seek changes to the law governing community plans. This came a few weeks after The Maui News reported on a memo it had obtained from Mayor Alan Arakawa saying that the whole planning process was “broken.” On … [Read more...] about CORRECTED: Former Maui County Planning Dept. staffer says community planning process isn’t ‘broken’
Looks like Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa has decided to “suspend” all of the county Planning Department’s work on community plans, The Maui News reported on Oct. 16. According to the paper, “long-range planners have temporarily stopped doing preliminary work on the West Maui Community Plan update.” The reason? Both Arakawa and Maui County Council Planning Committee chairperson … [Read more...] about Why Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa’s decision to suspend community plans may be a bad idea