Mayor Alan Arakawa made some news this week with his announcement during his State of the County address that he wants to move Maui’s homeless population—at last count numbering 800-plus—to the Old Maui High School Hamakuapoko campus outside Paia. Of course, this should come as no surprise to MauiTime readers. Last year, after the TEACH organization failed in its attempt to … [Read more...] about Mayor Alan Arakawa wants to move homeless to Old Maui High, but there’s no actual plan to do so
The organization formerly known as TEACH (Technology, Education, Agriculture, Community, Health) disappeared so quickly this week that the door couldn’t even hit its butt on the way out. In much the same way as it arrived last year, TEACH vanished in a haze of hubris and new age babble. Frontmen Mark Chasan and Jason Hobson made no public statements, opting only to write a … [Read more...] about Did the County of Maui learn anything from TEACH’s failure?
How to put this nicely? TEACH executives Mark Chasan and Jason Hobson had their asses handed to them by an angry, raucous crowd at the Paia Community Center Monday night ,who told them to take their idea to turn the 23.5 acre Old Maui High School campus into a for-profit “regenerative” Eden and go back to the mainland. “I can drive you to the airport; I have a big truck,” … [Read more...] about Community Flunks TEACH: North Shore residents speak out against plans for Old Maui High
On a clear, calm evening in early November, a group of about 70 mostly North Shore residents gathered in front of the Old Maui High School in Hamakuapoko to hear how a group of investors planned to transform the abandoned, eerily beautiful 23.5-acre property, the island of Maui, and the world. The for-profit organization TEACH … [Read more...] about An investment group wants to lease Old Maui High for $1/year. Northshore residents aren’t so sure