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    "Viewpoint" on 8/7's council meeting

    Aug. 13, 2009 (1013 views)

    "Flag flap flourishes"On Friday, August 7Th, I, along with many other concerned residents, attended the county council meeting to address the issue of banning alcohol at county beach parks, and more specifically, Charley Young beach in Kihei.  While at that meeting, I noticed the upside down flag proudly displayed on Wayne Nishiki's desk and, well, took the occasion to remove that most offensive display from the council chambers.  I had not noticed it before, although I am told...

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    County Council about to pass drastic, unnecessary alcohol ban !

    Jul. 6, 2009 (912 views)

    "Anyone who is in earshot right now or reads the paper, [or this blog], I am hoping you show up before we vote on this... we must get more discussion", County Council woman Jo Anne Johnson- Maui news Friday, July 3, 2009. For me, this is a double edged sword. On the one hand, I am very grateful that Ms. Johnson is taking this approach on the issue of an outright alcohol ban at CYB. On the other hand, I am very disenchanted with our county council for taking the "just ban...

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    Up-date got lost...

    Aug. 9, 2009 (2582 views)

    Aloha friends,I attended the County council meeting on Friday, August 7th.  At that meeting, I took extreme offense to Wayne Nishiki's up-side down flag and took the occassion to remove it.  I spent about two hours drafting a post for this blog to cover the CYB issue, and to address my removal of the offending flag.  When I clicked "post", it took me back to the sign in page, and my post was lost.Rather then try to rewrite it, I am submitting a letter to the editor,...

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    County notices require constant Internet vigilance

    Jul. 29, 2009 (2241 views)

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR PUBLISHED JULY 25TH:{ I just received an "e-mail alert" from the Maui County Planning Commission that read: "A new event will appear on the site in 11 days. When that happens, you can click on the link below to go directly to the new posting - Maui Planning Commission." Eleven days? Is this an example of the best our employees can do with this technology? Perhaps that is why no one showed up for the first hearings on the Charley Young beach issue. We forgot...

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