DARK MONEY GOES DOWN THE DRAIN: Secretive Hui O Maui and other groups spent big bucks on the 2020 election, with few results

DARK MONEY GOES DOWN THE DRAIN: Secretive Hui O Maui and other groups spent big bucks on the 2020 election, with few results Politics on Maui - By Deborah Caulfield Rybak  December 30, 2020 On January 2, the most progressive Maui County Council in recent history will...

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN: Maui County’s Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan needs your input.

Council Member Gabe Johnson   How do we solve Maui’s housing crisis? What IS affordable? What kind of homes does our community need? Where should housing be developed? How can we improve Maui’s workforce housing policies?...

YES TO STRICTER COUNTY COUNCIL TERM LIMITS: Voters were deciding on council races and several charter amendments.

Honolulu Civil Beat, Nov 3rd, 2020 Maui voters cast ballots Tuesday for all nine County Council seats and several proposed charter amendments. Political lines were drawn three election cycles ago between the more progressive Maui Ohana coalition and the conservative...

MAUI VOTERS Establish a County Department of Agriculture

 Councilmember Shane Sinenci expressed his gratitude to Maui County voters following passage of the charter amendment to establish a county Department of Agriculture.  “The new department will be dedicated to making local farming a more economically viable,...

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS: Presidential/Council/Charter Amendment Results from Maui County’s 2020 General Election

By Deborah Caulfield Rybak It’s a lovely Sunday afternoon. Across Maui, residents and visitors are enjoying a bounty of outdoor activities. Well, except me. Political junkie that I am, I am surrounded in my office with printouts of Maui precinct counts: highlighting...

Debunking the Mayor’s Recent Viewpoint on the Managing Director Proposal

~ by Mark Hyde   Many people on Maui are simply unhappy with the quality and performance of our local government.  Hundreds of reasons exist for this.   Some have been upset with appointment of people to head departments who lack the...

Small Farmers Say Vote YES to Maui County Department of Agriculture

October 12, 2020 by Autumn Ness Small Farmers and Local Food Advocates Support a Maui County Department of Agriculture A message to you from Maui’s small farmers:  Please VOTE YES on the charter amendment to create a Maui County Department of...

Mainland SuperPACs & Old Guard Try to Stop Important Charter Amendments

October 6, 2020 by Jon Woodhouse The Maui Independent Offshore money floods Maui to stoke fears and thwart people-powered Democracy Banners urging Vote NO on all Maui County Charter Amendments are proliferating around Maui, while an off-island Super...

Dark Money Distorting Charter Amendment Facts

Kelly King for Maui October 9   As a long-time Maui resident, community advocate and local business owner, I want to set the record straight. The negative information on the proposed Maui County Charter Amendments that has been blasted across our radio waves and...

Managing Director Charter Proposal Hits a Nerve with the Old Guard

By Mark Hyde   I’d like to share my thoughts and perspectives with you on where we are with the Managing Director Charter proposal.      It is apparent we have hit a nerve with the "old guard," although the identity of the funders of the opposition...