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The Maui County Council is a nine-member legislative body of officials who are elected on at-large basis (i.e., all County voters can cast votes for all nine seats), one each from nine residency areas. Each Council member is elected for a two-year term.

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Jul 24

PRESS RELEASE: Guzman calls for parks care, proposes volunteer policy

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM by Office of Council Services

WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Maui County Council’s Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, and Recreation Committee will consider a bill on Tuesday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m., to implement a park volunteer policy for Maui County, Committee Chair Don Guzman announced today. 

Adopt a parks policy

Guzman said the policy would provide opportunities for volunteers and donors to maintain, preserve, beautify and improve county playing fields and parks, including beaches. 

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Jul 24

PRESS RELEASE: Committee to consider ban on polystyrene food containers

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM by Office of Council Services

WAILUKU, Hawaii –The Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee will consider a bill on Monday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber in Wailuku, to ban the use and sale of polystyrene disposable food service containers, Committee Chair Elle Cochran announced today.

 Polystyrene container
The bill, introduced by Councilmember Michael Victorino, would prohibit food establishments and vendors from using or selling polystyrene food containers. The most well-known polystyrene product is Styrofoam, which is widely used by residents for plate lunches and take-out containers. 

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Jul 21

Testifiers urge committee to purchase A&B property

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM by Office of Council Services

Four testifiers today unanimously urged the Budget and Finance Committee to choose the Kahului option over Wailuku for a new county service center.

The Kahului site is within the Maui Business Park II and owned by A&B Properties. The 4.1-acre property, available for a purchase price of $7.1 million, is close to Walmart, Home Depot and the construction site for the new Target in Central Maui.

Kahului site - new county service center

Purchase of the A&B property would come with a donation to the county of a 35.5-acre beachfront property near Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. At the committee’s site inspection this morning, one testifier said: “It is a no brainer.”

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