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Letters to Editor

LETTERS for the April 15 issue

Dangerous pedestrian crossing in Kaanapali needs attention (The following letter was sent to county officials, who acted immediately.) We cross this Kaanapali intersection frequently, and have for many years; Honoapiilani Highway, Puukolii Road, and Kai Ala Drive. It is ...

LETTERS for the April 8 issue

Bad politics in the State House Unfortunately, House leadership continues to play fast and loose with the rules, the law and the intent of the State Constitution... AND they continue to “lead” their members down a path fraught with bad policy, bad process and worst of all for those ...

LETTERS for the April 1 issue

Leash your pets in Kapalua All dogs in public within Maui County must be on a leash unless they are in a designated “dog park.” Due to the safety hazard presented by dogs that are not leashed, we are forced to escalate our enforcement with the help of the Humane ...

LETTERS for the March 25 issue

Why is the legislature considering tax hikes? While optimism is cautiously growing for our economic recovery, businesses continue to face the devastating impact of COVID and their ability to provide services to customers. Hawaii’s businesses are at a precipice, with the steady beat ...

LETTERS for the March 18 issue

Residents concerned about height of Napili home (The following letter was sent to Maui County Planning Director Michele McLean.) Reaching out to you today regarding the building currently under construction at the corner of Lower Honoapiilani Road and Hui Drive in Napili, ...

LETTERS for the March 11 issue

Maui’s cat problem Many third world countries have cat and chicken overpopulation problems. While groups like Animal Balance help dozens of poor, destitute islands throughout the world solve these issues, Maui and Hawaii have basically refused to come on board and accept the greatly ...

LETTERS for the March 4th issue

Supreme Court to take up Kahoma Village case The Hawaii Supreme Court will be holding oral arguments on the Kahoma Village development on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. It is case NO.SCWC-15-0000478-Protect and Preserve Kahoma Ahupua‘a Association vs. Maui Planning Commission and ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 25 issue

Keep park restrooms and showers open (The following letter was sent to county and state officials.) I am writing with concerns regarding the Puamana Park situation. The park has been closed off to the public, supposedly for repairs, and was to re-open on Feb. 28, yet as of now ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 18 issue

Review the West Maui Community Plan carefully (The following testimony was submitted to the County Council’s Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee regarding the West Maui Community Plan.) Mahalo for this opportunity to testify regarding the proposed bill to adopt the ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 11 issue

Open the Yamamoto Track (The following letter was sent to county officials regarding the Yamamoto Track Facility in Wailuku.) I have written and called several times over the past few months as a concerned World Champion track athlete and mom of a youth track athlete. I am ...