Maui Business

Mayor Arakawa to Address Upcountry Residents

February 11, 2017, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated February 13, 3:08 PM
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Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa will discuss issues of importance to the Kula community during the KCA’s upcoming meeting on Feb. 15, 2017. File photo (3.24.16) by Wendy Osher.

Understanding some of the significant changes that are taking place on Maui will be the subject of the Kula Community Association’s meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Kula Community Center.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. refreshments will be available with an opportunity to meet with neighbors.

The Kula Community Association has asked Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa to discuss a number of issues of interest to residents including the following:

  • Potential control and uses of the East Maui Irrigation System which is the water source for much of the upcountry area;
  • County plans to purchase the West Maui (Nā Wai ʻEha) Water System;
  • The status of the long-delayed Maui Island “Water Use and Development Plan”; and
  • The status of the required update of Maui Island’s six community plans which the Mayor several months ago asked to be put on hold.

Upcountry’s new Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura will discuss the priority issues on which she will be focused at the Maui County Council.

Planner Jen Maydan from the Long-Range Division of the Maui Planning Department will update plans to amend the old community plans. An important component will be getting resident input prior to council adoption of the plans.

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All members of the Upcountry community are welcome to the community meeting.

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