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Council implements a transient accommodations tax for the County of Maui

WAILUKU —The Maui County Council recently passed Bill 101 by a 7-0 vote to create a 3 percent transient accommodations tax, also known as “TAT,” Council Vice-Chair Keani N.W. Rawlins-Fernandez announced. “On July 6, the state legislature opened the door for counties to collect ...

Maui County announces coastal resilience planning for Maalaea

WAILUKU — A project to initiate a Maalaea Village Coastal Resilience and Erosion Management Plan is getting underway, the County of Maui Department of Planning announced. This project seeks a proactive and holistic approach to manage worsening coastal erosion at Maalaea Bay Beach by ...

Habitat for Humanity Maui selected for CHANGE Grants Program

WAILUKU — Habitat for Humanity Maui was recently awarded $40,000 from the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) as part of their CHANGE Grants Program. A total of $7 million was awarded to 194 non-profits statewide who are working to address some of ...

Haleakaka Ranch announces new leadership

MAKAWAO — Haleakala Ranch Company announced the following organizational changes as part of a succession plan for Don Young, president and chief executive officer, who will be retiring at the end of this year. Effective Sept. 15, Scott Meidell was promoted to chief operating officer, ...

Applications accepted for advisory committees through Sept. 30

WAILUKU —The deadline to apply for seats on the new South Maui and Paia-Haiku advisory committees — now including two alternates for each body — has been extended to Sept. 30, said Maui County Councilmember Michael J. Molina, chair of the Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency ...

Corrected Final EIS for proposed A&B water lease available for review

HAIKU — On Aug. 26, Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) and East Maui Irrigation Co. Limited (EMI) — collectively A&B — filed its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed water lease for the Nahiku, Keanae, Honomanu, and Huelo License Areas with both the state ...

Real Estate: The Good News

2020 and 2021 are years few people could have ever imagined, with the pandemic once again raising its nasty head and not letting us forget about social distancing, masks, vaccines... Real estate continues to be the good news everyone is talking about. Homes are selling as fast as ...

Mayor signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs

WAILUKU — Mayor Michael Victorino announced he has signed agreements with Airbnb and Expedia Group, parent company of short-term rental platform Vrbo. The agreements provide for platform cooperation with Maui County to help facilitate effective enforcement of Maui County laws that prohibit ...

Applications sought for new advisory committees

WAILUKU —The County Council is seeking applications from South Maui and Paia-Haiku residents for two new advisory committees to the Maui Planning Commission, said Michael J. Molina, chair of the Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee. “The new South Maui Advisory ...

Mahi Pono donates $10,000 to UHMC Food Innovation Center

KAHULUI — Local farming company Mahi Pono has donated $10,000 to the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC). The donation will be used to create the Mahi Pono Food Innovator Award — two $5,000 scholarships that will be awarded to selected students of ...