For the last seven months, Traci Fujita Villarosa has been both the Deputy Director and the acting Director of the Maui County Department of Liquor Control. The Liquor Commission’s numerous attempts to replace former Director Frank Silva has been a “circus,” one former member of the LC told me recently. On May 24, the circus tent finally came down when the Liquor Commission … [Read more...] about Maui Liquor Commission appoints Glenn Mukai to be new LC Director
Traci Fujita Villarosa
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
And then there were four. Today's Maui News reports that just four individuals want to be the next Maui County Liquor Control Director. Not that the Liquor Commission's special director selection committee has narrowed the list of applicants to four–they apparently received just four applications to be the head of the county department that oversees all liquor regulations, … [Read more...] about Report: Just four people want to be new Maui County Liquor Control Director
Looks like the special Maui County Liquor Commission subcommittee tasked with crafting a selection process to find a new Liquor Control (LC) Director has been busy. And in contrast to the Liquor Commission's secret October machinations that led to the double-crowning of Commissioner Dana "son of former LC Director Joe" Souza (up-ended only by Souza's surprising and … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission committee recommends taking LC Director applications through January 2016
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!