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MAYORWatch: Is There an Estimated Reopening for Keokea Park?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: The playground at Keokea Park is currently fenced-off. Any estimates as to when the play structure will reopen? Answer: Thank you for your question and interest in our county parks. Our Department of Parks and Recreation notified my staff that surfacing of the playground requires repair work, which …

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MAYORWatch: Will the County Place Signs to Protect Bicyclists?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: The Safe Passing 3 Foot Bill, which requires drivers to keep a minimum of 3 feet between their vehicle and bicyclists while passing them, has been an official law since July 2, 2018. However, from riding daily on the roads here it seems that the motorists, commercial trucks …

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Maui’s Volunteer Attorneys and Court Navigators Recognized for Service to Community

Twenty attorneys and 10 Court Navigators were recognized for their volunteer service to the people of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai in 2018. They were honored on May 10 at the Maui County Bar Association’s Court Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, which was attended by Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and Second Circuit Chief Judge Joseph E. Cadoza.   The attorneys …

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County Abandoned Vehicle Auctions to be Suspended Indefinitely

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will be indefinitely suspending future abandoned vehicle auctions after the last auction on Friday, May 31. In fiscal year 2018, 165 total vehicles were sold at six bi-monthly auctions, requiring expenses higher to the county than the revenue generated. In 2018, HRS 290, the state law governing removal of abandoned vehicles from …

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10th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament Reels in over $20K

Maui Electric Company and Kāʿanapali Golf Courses’ 10th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament, hosted on Saturday, May 11, raised over $20,000 benefiting Maui United Way. Over 700 keiki participants competed to reel in the largest tilapia or “special catch of the day” at the Kāʿanapali Golf Courses lagoon along the Royal Course during this tag-and-release event. “This year’s Keiki Tilapia …

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Junior Lifeguard Program Registration Begins May 18

Registration for the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Section, Junior Lifeguard Program begins on Saturday, May 18, at the Kihei Aquatic Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will continue until all spaces are filled. Participants and parents/guardians must register in-person. Participants also must take and pass a swim test. …

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Mayor Victorino Releases Statement Regarding Mahi Pono

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on Mahi Pono’s announcement of its 2019 Maui Crop Plan. “Mahi Pono has taken a strong step in the right direction by announcing it would be planting more than a dozen crops on 1,500 to 2,000 acres in Central Maui,” Mayor Victorino said. “These include avocados, bell peppers, potatoes, papaya and several …

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MPD Prepares for ‘Click-It-Or-Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

Members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section along with patrol officers will be conducting a two-week operation targeting seatbelt violations as part of the nationwide “Click-It-Or-Ticket” Campaign. Officers will be assigned to enforce seat belt laws for both drivers and passengers not wearing their seatbelts on our roadways. The primary goal of the operation is to ensure the safety …

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