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 up to the corner of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center near the stop signal. This would open up four prime spaces for mothers with children at the skate park, seniors who want to walk their dogs, and anyone else using the nearby facilities.
Increasing the primo parking spots by four and moving those tires and practice area to the top would make a great deal of sense and cost very little. The DMV protected area is used only occasionally. Relocating it to the upper Tavares lot would be almost an equal distance to the DMV and help out an awful lot of Maui residents.
Answer: Much Mahalo for your question and suggestion. I am pleased to tell you that we are working with our Department of Parks and Recreation and Motor Vehicle and Licensing Division to relocate the parallel parking tires in order to open up those parking spaces.
Ironically enough, the parking tires were originally located in the upper parking lot and the division was asked to move them. Our Parks department has reviewed the idea with District staff and will be working with the division on the new relocation.
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