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Mayor to speak at WMTA meeting

By Staff | Mar 3, 2011

LAHAINA — Mayor Alan Arakawa will be the featured speaker at the West Maui Taxpayers Association’s (WMTA) Annual Meeting at Lahaina Civic Center today, Thursday, March 3.

This meeting is open to the public — anyone with an interest in a better West Maui is encouraged to attend.

Registration begins at 5 p.m., followed by a short business meeting at 5:30 p.m. and the program.

Guest speakers will address three key issues facing West Maui — traffic, health care (especially emergency care) and affordable housing — as well as other areas of interest to the community.

WMTA has represented West Maui on a wide range of issues for over 35 years.

According to the group, “The foundation of our efforts is the belief that as West Maui generates more tax revenue, fees and jobs than any other area, there should be a commensurate investment in West Maui infrastructure to keep those benefits growing. The Annual Meeting program will include WMTA’s latest goals and objectives, and there will be an opportunity for our members and the public to suggest other goals WMTA should address.”

There will be a complimentary, “ono-licious” dinner plate service for all attendees starting at 5 p.m. thanks to the generosity of Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. Coffee and pastries will be provided by Java Jazz, and water and soda will be provided by Kaanapali Land Management Corp. For more information, visit www.westmaui.org or call 661-7990.