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    Small number of people responsible for alcohol ban

    Sep. 14, 2009 (8107 views)

    Is anybody really seeing the big picture here? Let me try to give you the Reader's Digest version of what is going on with banning alcohol at Charley Young Beach. Ninety-eight percent of the time, the beach is being used with an unsaid cooperation and understanding for other beachgoers and everything is just another day at the beach. Now enter the other 2 percent who have not a care in the world for anybody but their own arrogant selves and who also have no respect for the residents and...

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    County notices require constant Internet vigilance

    Jul. 29, 2009 (2277 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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    "Viewpoint" on 8/7's council meeting

    Aug. 13, 2009 (1019 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 (917 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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