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MAYORWatch: Can Parking be Increased at Upcountry Pool and Park?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Since the building of the skate park in Pukalani (thank you for that), there is a shortage of parking in the Upcounty pool and park. It seems like it would make good sense to move the cemented tires that protect the parallel parking practice area for the DMV …

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MAYORWatch: Is There the Possibility of Increasing Property Ohana Units?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: With the affordable housing shortage and all of these two-acre parcels only allowed to have one main house and an ohana, can we consider allowing another ohana on each property, where at least one of the two is required for long-term rental? I realize septic systems would need …

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MAYORWatch: How Do Police Determine Seatbelt, Cell Phone Use in Tinted Cars?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I applaud the County and Maui police for their recent campaign on increased attention to seat belts and distracted driving. One question: How can police officers confirm seat belts are being worn and hands are free of cellphones in a car with tinted windows? Answer: Mahalo for your …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the Kulanihakoi Street Exit Off Piilani Highway Reopen?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Would you please address the closing of the Kulanihakoi Street exit off Piilani Highway since March? I believe the completion date was originally slated for April. Answer: Unfortunately, the contractor for this state Department of Education project has encountered multiple issues for the direction drilling installation of underground …

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Maui’s Renewable Energy Future to be Discussed on June 26

What will it take for Maui to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and what would the island’s landscape look like? The public is invited to join the discussion at the community forum, 100% Renewable Energy: What Will Maui Look Like? on Wednesday, June 26 at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium in Wailuku. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 …

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MAYORWatch: When Will Kuihelani Highway Construction be Completed?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When will the construction in the area of Kuihelani Highway, Dairy Road, Maui Veterans Highway and Puunene Avenue be completed? Answer: The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of July, according to the state Department of Transportation. There will be various closures throughout the remainder …

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MAYORWatch: What’s Delaying the Makawao Ave. Resurfacing Project?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I was wondering what the holdup is on the Makawao Avenue resurfacing project. There is a portion that was started and not completed. Also, many thanks for resurfacing Pulehu Road. Answer: I appreciate your gratitude for our dedicated and hard-working employees in the Department of Public Works. It …

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MAYORWatch: Is There Any Update to the Paia Bikeway Project?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Is there any update on the Paia bikeway project near Baldwin Beach Park? It looks like work has stopped. Thank you for your time and consideration. Answer: Mahalo for your question. Our Department of Public Works reported that the North Shore Greenway, Phase IV project between Ulupua Place …

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MAYORWatch: Why Do We Pay Service Fees When Making County Payments Online?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I have a question regarding the “Service Fees” associated with online payments of County Taxes/Services. When paying County bills online, there is a service fee charged if either an e-check or credit card is used. The credit card fee I can understand, as there is a payment to …

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