LC Director Glenn Mukai, Bet you never thought we’d say this, but we’re actually missing Frank Silva right now. Sure, there was definitely a gangster vibe about how your predecessor ran the Maui County Department of Liquor Control (a job he held for 22 years), but he also had a sense of class about him. Make no mistake–Silva was a tough guy. He sent his investigators after … [Read more...] about ‘Drunk With Power’ – An open letter to new Maui County Liquor Control Director Glenn Mukai
Serious question: is there a more useless group of people on Maui besides the Maui County Liquor Commission? For months now the star chamber that approves liquor licenses and supposedly oversees the LC Director has been unusually feckless. And now the panel's difficulty in finding a new director to replace longtime boss Frank Silva, who retired back in the fall, is threatening … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission fails again to appoint new LC Director
The turmoil at the Maui County Department of Liquor Control is crazier than ever. After two months of drama over the Liquor Commission's near-frantic appointment of Dana Souza–one of their own members and son of controversial former LC Director Joe Souza–to succeed retiring Director Frank Silva, the whole process will soon start again. That's because Souza has decided to … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Dana Souza Declines Maui Liquor Control Director Appointment!
It's time to abolish the Maui County Liquor Commission. Maybe the whole Liquor Control department too, but we should certainly start by sweeping the tin-plated, know-nothing Liquor Commissioners out of the county government. They are worse than useless–they are anti-democratic cronies who show nothing but contempt for citizen oversight and public accountability–and the sooner … [Read more...] about Will someone please abolish the Maui County Liquor Commission?
Hey, Maui County: if you need more evidence that the people pulling the strings over the liquor department are inept fools , look no further than the Liquor Commission. It now looks like they're backing off their Oct. 7 appointment of one of their own–Dana Souza–to assume the mantle of Liquor Control Director, a post held not so long ago by Dana's own father Joe. The reason, … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission to hold big do-over on LC Director appointment