“The poor are less often dismissed, I hope, from our conscience today by being branded as inferior and incompetent… The dignity of the individual will flourish when the decisions concerning his life are in his own hands, when he has the assurance that his income is stable and certain, and when he knows that he has the means to seek self-improvement.” -Dr. Martin Luther King … [Read more...] about A Dream Deferred: A week after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the war on the poor continues
Wailuku Redevelopment Area
Councilmember Rawlins-Fernandez expressed concern that the MRA's actions could lead to "liability or legal issue" A meeting of the Maui Redevelopment Agency regarding possible zoning changes to Wailuku Town drew passionate community testimony on Friday, Nov. 15, sparked largely by news of a six-story, 156-room hotel planned for the area at the corner of Market and Main … [Read more...] about Is the MRA Legal? Councilmember Keani Rawlins-Fernandez challenges the Maui Redevelopment Agency’s authority
We’ve received a couple letters to the editor from residents lately in response on our recent coverage of the Wailuku Town parking enforcement and proposed parking meters. The writers asked us what was up with state and county government seeing to their own employees’ parking needs–especially considering that commercial businesses in Wailuku Town are under pretty strict rules … [Read more...] about What’s being done about state and county government employee parking in Wailuku Town?
When the great history of Maui in the 21st century is written, the year 2015 will go down as the beginning of the Post-Taguma era. Residents–especially those who live and work in Wailuku Town–have been celebrating the retirement of Maui Police Officer Keith Taguma for weeks now. Each year for the past three decades, Taguma’s inhuman work ethic and singular dedication to writing … [Read more...] about Will 2015 Be The Year Wailuku Town Gets Parking Meters?
Jonathan Starr is one of the most powerful people in Wailuku. A former member of the Maui Planning Commission and county Board of Water Supply, as well as Maui Democratic Party chairman, these days Starr sits on the state Water Commission. “Renaissance man and local businessman Jonathan Starr has spent nearly two decades volunteering his expertise to numerous Maui causes, from … [Read more...] about Jonathan Starr Nominated To Join Maui Redevelopment Agency