Kelly T. King
Kelly T. King holds the County Council seat for the South Maui residency area. She is chair of the Planning Committee.
The Planning Committee generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9 a.m.
May 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sea Level Rise Report Subject of Planning Committee Presentation
WAILUKU, HI — Tara Owens, Coastal Hazards Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, will be presenting to the Maui County Council’s Planning Committee at their meeting of Thursday, May 31. As a liaison to the County’s Planning Department, Ms. Owens works with department staff and other stakeholders to incorporate Sea Level Rise into the planning and permitting processes of the County.
Committee Chair Kelly King has invited Ms. Owens to address the Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability & Adaptation Report, which was accepted in December 2017 by the recently formed Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Commission. The 304-page report offers a comprehensive overview of where the state is now, and will be in the future, as Sea Level Rise increases due to global warming.
Ms. Owens’ presentation to the Committee will discuss impacts of Sea Level Rise already occurring, locations of exposure and vulnerability around the islands and recommendations from the report, such as increasing building setbacks from the shoreline. Ms. Owens and Pam Eaton, Long Range Planning Administrator for the county, will also address responses currently or soon to be underway by the Planning Department.
The Planning Committee meeting will take place this Thursday, May 31, 2018, beginning at 9:00 am, in the Council Chamber on the 8th floor of the Kalana O Maui building at 200 S. High Street, Wailuku. Interested parties may sign up at the meeting to give testimony, or may submit written testimony to email@example.com
The full report may also be accessed here.
For Immediate Release
May 11, 2018
Department of Parks and Recreation Permit Offices Announce Upcoming Closures
WAILUKU, Maui – Several Department of Parks and Recreation permit offices will be closed to the public while staff implements new procedures and processes tri-annual permits.
The permit office closure schedule includes the following days and
- Central Maui (War Memorial): May 15, 16, 30, 31 and June 1, 5, 6
- Molokai (Mitchell Pauole): May 17, 30, 31 and June 1, 5
- East Maui (Eddie Tam and Hana): May 22, 30, 31 and June 1, 5
- West Maui/Lanai (Lahaina and Lanai): May 23, 30, 31 and June 1, 5
- South Maui (Kihei): May 24, 30, 31 and June 1, 5.
For more information on the closures, please call the Department of Parks and Recreation Permits and Enforcement Division at (808) 270-7389.
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2018
Kalama Park Skatepark Closure
KIHEI, Maui, Hawai‘i – The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that the Kalama Park Skatepark is closed due to vandalism. It is currently unsafe. The Department will be reconstructing the damaged areas. The closure will be ongoing until repairs are completed. Questions may be directed to DPR at 879-4364. For general Parks information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks
For Immediate Release
April 19, 2018
Maintenance Work will Delay Kihei Roads During Month of May
WAILUKU, Maui – The County of Maui Department of Public Works announced that portions of roads in Kihei will bring delays in May due to maintenance work.
Drivers should expect delays such as alternating single-lane traffic, detours and full closures from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 1 – 31 on the following Maui Meadows roads: Akala from Mapu to Hoala drives; Mapu from Akala Drive to cul-de-sac; and Kupulau from Mapu to Akala drives. The DPW Highways Pavement Preservation division will oversee slurry sealing as part of its maintenance project in the area.
For questions, contact Troy Kahalekai, HC&M supervisor II of the DPW highways division, at 808 270-6291.
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For Immediate Release
April 19, 2018
2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp Programs Announced
WAILUKU, Maui – County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced registration dates and locations for the free 2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp programs.
Program and camp sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is accepted until spots are filled. Parents are asked to register in person.
The following programs will be held 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday. Participants must take and pass a swim test.
- Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool programs include: Session I – Junior Readiness (ages 8-10) from June 18-22; and Session II – Junior Lifeguard (ages 11-14) from July 23 to Aug. 3. Register for either session 3 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays starting May 21 at the pool in Kahului.
- Kihei Aquatic Center programs include: Session I – Junior Minis (ages 7-9) from June 4-8; and Session II – Junior Lifeguard (ages 10-14) from July 9 to 20. Register for either session 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 at the pool in Kihei.
The following swim camps will be held 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Friday. Participants may be asked to do a swim assessment.
- Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool Swim Camp for Level 3 swimmers will be held June 12-22. Register 8 to 9 a.m. May 19 at the pool in Wailuku.
- New Wailuku Pool Swim Camp for Level 1 and 2 swimmers will be held June 26 to July 6. Register 8 to 9 a.m. May 5 at the pool in Wailuku.
For more information, contact Fran Yamamoto, recreation technician, at 270-6138.
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On Utility Scam Awareness Day, the Hawaiian Electric Companies warn customers to “Just hang up!” on scammers
Utility consortium educates customers on how to protect themselves
HONOLULU, Nov. 15, 2017 – Utilities United Against Scams and the Hawaiian Electric Companies are marking the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day today by educating electric customers about aggressive phone scammers.
Utilities United Against Scams, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas utilities that includes the Hawaiian Electric Companies, launched a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics of scammers intent on stealing money from utility customers.
Locally, the companies have recommended customers “Just hang up!” to combat a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.
- If someone calls saying they’re from Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric or Hawaiʻi Electric Light and demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards, it’s a scam.
- If the caller says the account is delinquent and threatens to shut off power immediately unless payment is made, it’s a scam.
- If the caller asks to meet the customer in person to pick up a payment, it’s a scam.
Customers should just hang up if they receive such a call, and dial the customer service line printed on electric bills or listed on the appropriate company’s website. Do not call the number displayed on your caller ID, even if it says “HECO,” “MECO” or “HELCO.”
Within recent weeks, the companies have received dozens of fraud reports, with some customers paying hundreds of dollars to phone scammers. The scammers have targeted mostly small to mid-size businesses, but residential customers also have been victimized. Scammers will often call during busy times at a business, for example, and threaten to shut off the electricity if they’re not paid immediately.
For more information, go to www.hawaiianelectric.com/stopscams
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- Vice-Chair, Parks, Recreation, Energy, and Legal Affairs Committee
- Budget & Finance Committee
- Housing, Human Services, & Transportation Committee
- Land Use Committee
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- Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee
- Water Resources Committee
- Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee
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- Kate Griffiths, Executive Assistant
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