For Immediate Release:
Press Release by:
Councilmember Tamara Paltin
Maui County Council
Paltin invites community to virtual town hall on beach restoration and stabilization in Kahana on Tuesday
KAHANA, Hawai‘i—Councilmember Tamara Paltin announced today that she will be hosting a virtual community town hall on Tuesday at 5:30 pm to discuss proposed plans for beach restoration and stabilization in Kahana as residents and property owners consider whether to ask the Maui County Council to create a community facilities district.
In coordination with the Kahana Bay Steering Committee, the discussion will include a presentation from Oceanit Engineering’s Mike Foley, Ph.D., on the science behind the design of the coastal structures known as t-groins and the extent of their ability to mitigate long-term beach erosion and coastal hazard exposure, Paltin said. Eighty-five percent of Maui’s shorelines are projected to erode over time, and Paltin said protective measures in Kahana could be supported by tools such as a state special improvement district or a county community facilities district.
“I anticipate this meeting to serve as a resource for our community as we investigate various solutions to rising sea levels and accelerated coastal erosion,” said Paltin, who holds the council’s West Maui residency seat. “It is important for us as a community to understand the proposed solutions to shoreline erosion and how this project in particular could impact the environment in that area.”
Members of the public may participate in the virtual town hall at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84522084396. The meeting will also be shown live on the council’s Facebook page.
For more information, please contact the office of Councilmember Paltin at (808) 270-5504.
For Immediate Release:
Hoʻolaha ʻia e:
Ka Lālā ʻAha Kalana ʻo Tamara Paltin
He hālāwai pūnaewele no nā aloha ʻāina o Kahana[Kahana, Hawaiʻi]—Kono aku ka Lālā ʻAha Kalana ʻo Tamara Paltin iā kākou i kekahi hālāwai pūnaewele no ka lehulehu e mālama ʻia ana i kēia Pōʻalua aʻe ma ka hapalua hola ʻelima i mea e kūkākūkā ai no kekahi papahana hou e pili ana i ka mālama ʻana i nā kahakai ma Kahana, Maui, ma o ka hoʻopaʻa ʻia ʻana a me hoʻihoʻi hou ʻia ʻana o ko laila kapakai i ke kūlana mua ʻoiai kēia wā a ko laila kupa a me nā haku ʻāina e nūnē nei e noi paha i ke Kalana ʻo Maui e hoʻokahua i ʻāpana pono lako no ka lehulehu.
Ke alu like nei ʻo Paltin me ka hui ʻo Kahana Bay Steering Committee no ka ʻimi hāʻina ʻana no kekahi pilikia, ʻo ia nō ka ʻaʻaiawā kapakai. Na Kauka Mike Foley o ka hui ʻo Oceanit Engineering e wehewehe mai i kekahi papahana ʻepekema, i kapa ʻia ʻo t-groins, a me ko lākou hiki paha ke hoʻoponopono i ka ʻaʻaiawā kapakai a me nā ʻano e pā wale ai ka lehulehu i ka pōʻino kapakai ma o nā makahiki e hiki mai ana. Ua wānana ʻia ke emi o ko Maui mau kapakai i ka ʻaʻaiawā he 85% i ke au e hiki mai ana, a wahi a Paltin ua hiki paha ke kākoʻo ʻia nā papahana hoʻomalu e nā mea e laʻa ka state special improvement district a me ke county community facilities district.
“He kōkua paha kēia hālāwai no ke kaiāulu, no ka ʻimi ʻana aku i kekahi mau hāʻina no ka piʻi ʻana o ke kai a me ka ʻaʻaiawā kapakai,” wahi a Paltin, ka mea nona ke kuleana ma luna o Maui Komohana nei. “He mea nui iā kākou, ʻo ko ke kaiāulu, ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana i nā hāʻina i hāpai ʻia e pili ana i ka ʻaʻaiawā kapakai a me ka hopena o kēia papahana ma ko laila kaiapuni.”
E hele mai i ka hālāwai pūnaewele ma ʻaneʻi: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84522084396. Eia kekahi, hiki ke nānā mai i ka hālāwai pūnaewele ma Facebook Live.
Inā he nīnau kā kekahi, e kelepona mai i ke keʻena o ka Lālā o ka ʻAha Kalana ʻo Paltin. Eia ka helu kelepona: (808) 270-5504.