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MAYORWatch: What Roadwork is Happening on Haleakala Highway and Makawao Avenue?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Do you know why they’re doing roadwork on Haleakala Highway and Makawao Avenue? Answer: Mahalo for your question. My staff talked with our Department of Public Works and learned that this improvement project includes 1,000 feet of roadway widening and repaving along Makawao Avenue between Apana Road and …

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Hawaiian Practitioner Sam Ka’ai to speak at Farmers Meeting

Hawai’i Farmers Union United’s Mauna Kahalawai Chapter presents an evening with respected Hawaiian practitioner and living legend Sam Kaʻai. The evening also includes a hands-on kuʻi kalo (taro pounding) activity and Hawaiian-style dinner, 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 at Maui Tropical Plantation’s Maui Chef’s Table venue. The master artisan, cultural practitioner and noted scholar will share his manaʻo about …

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MAYORWatch: Are Officers Supposed to Take Photos of Underage Children They Pull Over?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: My 17-year-old daughter was recently pulled over at a checkpoint. The police officer who was gathering her information took a picture of her on his cellphone. Are officers supposed to take photos of underage children they pull over? Answer: Mahalo for your question. The Maui Police Department recently …

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MAYORWatch: Where Can I Play Pickleball?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Where can I play pickleball on Maui? Can you play pickleball on tennis courts? Answer: Mahalo for your question. Our Department of Parks and Recreation has notified my staff that Maui County has four designated pickleball courts in West District and another four designated pickleball courts in South …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the Skate Park at Kalama Park Reopen?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When will the skate park at Kalama Park reopen? Answer: Our Department of Parks and Recreation informed my staff that the planned improvements to the Kalama Park skate park have been substantially completed. However, due to the unsafe condition of the existing wood vert ramp and half pipe, …

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MAYORWatch: Does the County Have a Scrap Vehicle Program?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Does the County have a program that accepts scrap vehicles for free? Do people have to cut the vehicles up into little pieces before Hammerhead Metals Recycling will accept them? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I am very proud to say that the County of Maui does …

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Mayor Announces Youth Baseball Celebration

Mayor Michael Victorino announced on Friday that he will host a celebration Friday to honor Maui’s youth baseball teams that have gone on to regional and national championships. “I welcome everyone to come out to celebrate with these players,” Mayor Victorino said. “We’re honoring all these teams, players and coaches who’ve taken Maui to the next level in national competition.” …

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MAYORWatch: Does MPD Tag Cars Parked in Front of ‘No Parking’ Signs?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Does the police department tag cars that are parked in front “No Parking” signs? Answer: Mahalo for your question and for sending a photo to help us provide an answer. The “No Parking Any Time Tow-Away Zone, County of Maui” sign that people might see on the along …

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MAYORWatch: When are the Coconut Trees Going to be Trimmed at Kalama and Kamaole I Beach Parks?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When are the coconut trees going to be trimmed at Kalama and Kamaole I beach parks? Answer: Mahalo for your question. My staff checked in with the Department of Parks and Recreation and were told that Imua Landscaping currently holds the palm tree pruning contract for the south, …

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