INSIDE STORY: SELF SERVING DEVELOPERS HURTING MAU

(News and Commentary from Voices of Maui)

( Photo of the Day–see below).

After 240 columns, my Voices of Maui Beyond the Beach column in Lahaina News ends this week. Time to move on two new things including  new on-line news and commentary on things Maui and things the 2016 election.

An  excellent report in Lahaina News by Louise Rockett notes that developer Howard Kihune has tried to wrangle $800,000 in county funds to supply solar power for a small affordable housing development he hopes to build in West Maui. Kihune owns the company that would supply the solar. It could be he will make more money selling the solar than in building the affordable housing.

Council Member Elle Cochran is to be commended for noting that county affordable housing funds are for housing—not buying solar power.

The  development has also greased the skids with a committee on variances asking for a variance to provide only one entry exit point instead of two as required by fire regulations. At a hearing it was clear members of the county variance group had no clue as to the topography of the area and had already made up their minds. Yet they did not ask a single question before approving the variance.

One of our county s big problems is the cozy relationship between county officials and developers

NEXT: GUESS WHO IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR BUT HASN’T ANNOUNCED.

Jim Killett whose Lahaina Galleries has graced Front St for forty years hugs iconic artist Guy Buffett during one of his last appearances. Killett did a lot for Buffet and Buffet a lot in making the gallery a success. An article is in development.

Jim Killett whose Lahaina Galleries has graced Front St. for forty years hugs iconic artist Guy Buffett during one of his last appearances. Killett did a lot for Buffet and Buffet a lot in making the gallery a success. An article is in development.

MOVE OVER MICK FLEETWOOD

Facebook Fans: Click link to hear about –Mick Fleetwood who lives on Maui and played drums in his garage at eight, charging admission. These much younger performers at Leilani’s on the Beach on Kaanapali Saturday have him beat, playing their ukuleles  with musicians at Leilani’s on the Beach Saturday on their own accord, so to speak. . They received dollar tips, but unknowing, put them in the musicans’ tip jar. Voices of Maui 20,000 Digital Photo Collection.

WOMEN LYING DOWN

KAANAPALI, MAY 13–Facebook fan: Click link to see. One wonders why single guys to not go hear because this is all the women are: yoga class. Most are probably taken, however. GOOGLE MAUI TIME WEEKLY, vote for this as best Maui blog; nearly 15,000 views.

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APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY PICS (Best of Month).

Ka’anapali–April showers on the Mainland may bring may flowers but there are flowers here all the time, plus.  VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC spring photos

 

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SHORT CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENTS

Kaanapali, May 1, The fascination of machines serves as a magnet for these little boys.The rehab of Whalers Village on Kaanapali Beach, underway since last fall, continues.

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YOGA MASTER

Kaanapali, Maui, Apr 30–Carl, 36 years a yoga instructor, begins at class at the new Hyatt Residences.
 


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HOW MANY FEET IN A YOGA CIRCLE: PART TWO OF YOGA WEEK

KA’ANAPALI, MAUI, HAWAII: Our favorite yoga era end class with a footsie tower. Seven women equal 14 ft although only 13 feet are pictured. yoga ground - 1

WHAT DO YOGA AND PALM TREES HAVE IN COMMON”


KAANAPALI BEACH, MAUI. April–25–On sun light Kaanapali Beach both palm tree and yoga fans sway in the breeze. VOTE FOR JOYS OF KAANAPALI AS BEST BLOG ON MAUI. Google Maui Time Weekly for annual survey on best social media, restaurants etc.

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INTO COLOR?

LAHAINA, MAUI, April 24-Celebrating color, these paper cylinders fixed to a wall display form beautiful patterns show that art does not have to come from a painters brush.  sac ht 5 - 1

LOOK OUT MAUI ARTISTS: HERE WE COME

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LAHAINA-At a surprise location, some 640 works of outstanding art were displayed last week my amateur artists inspired by Maui’s lively art seen. The source: the creative students at Sacred Hearts school. VOTE FOR US AS MAUI’S BEST BLOG: GOOGLE MAUI TIME WEEKLY. 

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