Yep, Maui County Council Chair Mike White just pulled a Paul Ryan and announced that he's calling it quits this year as a Maui County elected official. "After much thought and contemplation, I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election to the Maui County Council in 2018 and will retire at the end of my term," White wrote in an email to supporters. "In January, I … [Read more...] about Maui County Council Chair Mike White will NOT seek reelection this year
[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?
There's a lot of garbage on social media these days, but one of the best things I've seen lately is the Access Denied! Surf? Fish? Dive group on Facebook. Here, Westside residents and activists like Kai Nishiki and Randy Draper post photos, videos and information about their fights to stop big resorts from encroaching on public beaches with concession stands, endless lines of … [Read more...] about Maui County Council is on verge of making Kaanapali public beach access parking even worse
The Maui County Mayor’s Office isn’t the only part of the Kalana O Maui Building that’s had to deal with big management changes these last few weeks. On Dec. 8, 2017, Maui County Clerk Danny Mateo sent notice to Maui County Council Chair Mike White that he would retire, MauiTime has learned. But then 19 days later, Mateo rescinded that retirement request. “I felt at the time … [Read more...] about The Unretirement of Maui County Clerk Danny Mateo
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review