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MAYORWatch: Lower Kimo Drive is in Need of Speed Bumps

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: We would like speed bumps installed on Lower Kimo Drive. People constantly speed despite it being steep and curvy. Also, lots of heavy trucks (as in semi- trailers) use it as a shortcut to get to the upper highway all day, every day. We’ve also had accidents due …

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‘100 Realtors Who Care’ Raises $13,858 for Habitat Maui

In November, local high school student Pohaku Kepler launched the “100 Real Estate Agents Who Care” program for his senior project at Kihei Charter High School. Kepler hoped to encourage 100 local Real Estate Agents to donate at least $100 each to Habitat for Humanity Maui, with the goal of raising $10,000 to help build more affordable housing on Maui …

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DHHL, Habitat Partnership Completes Maui Home

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), along with its Habitat for Humanity Maui (Habitat) partners, welcomed the Kuailani ʻohana to their new home on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Approximately 27 volunteers helped complete the Kula project, totaling over 1,100 donated hours, which included efforts from the homeowner, the homeowner’s family and friends, and volunteers from across Maui. “Part of Prince …

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MAYORWatch: Upper Honoapiilani Needs Defined Middle Striping

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I’ve lived in Napili since 2004. I’ve noticed all these years that the upper Honoapiilani needs defined middle striping on the road from Honokowai to Napilihau Street. During the winter months of increased traffic and rain, it’s very difficult to maintain road presence. I know the sides of …

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MAYORWatch: Preying on Free Public Parking in Paia

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I work in Paia and see people who appear to be homeless directing traffic into and out of the free public parking lot next to the Shell gas station. I have seen a shirtless guy on a bike aggressively telling people where and how to park, and then …

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MAYORWatch: Can the County Help Remove Abandoned Vehicles on Kolu Street?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Our businesses are being affected by abandoned vehicles on Kolu Street in Wailuku. They’re now being stripped for parts. There is one vehicle in particular that has been parked in front of a property for two months. This vehicle is on County property, now being occupied by an …

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MAYORWatch: How Do We Dispose of Derelict Vehicles on a Property Purchased?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: We purchased a property four years ago and upon cleaning it up, we have found two derelict vehicles.  Purchasing our own home has been a dream and we want to care for our property by properly disposing of the vehicles.  We are willing to pay, but I’m concerned …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the County Sell the Lots it Owns in Wailuku?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When is the County going to put up for sale the three lots it owns on Keoneloa Street in Wailuku as a result of the lawsuit about the 30-foot height restriction in the building code? Answer: Mahalo for your question on this matter. In the first few months …

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