Keep Ha‘ikū Lands in Community Hands

  ‘Aina Alert: O‘ahu investors are offering future investors from around the globe a chance to “make your oceanfront living dreams a reality” on around 140-acres of former Pauwela/Ha’iku ag lands. At a recent Ha’iku Community  Association  meeting local residents were clear that they have a different dream. “It’s time for our community to speak up to protect the traditional uses of these lands,”  the Ahu Moku head for Hamakualoa told the large audience. “We … Read more

Raise Your Voice Against Anaergia/MANA’s Digester Facility

Maui County is contracting w/ Anaergia Services, LLC via its local Maui company MANA, LLC (Maui All Natural Alternatives) to build a waste digester power plant. BUT TO MAKE IT WORK, ANAERGIA NEEDS TO:  Get water from A&B to – Grow sorghum crops on A&B land to – Harvest the crops to – Bring the crops to Kahului to – Put in their not-yet-built $20 million waste digester plant to – Create biogas to power the … Read more

Makena Resort Testimony by Sierra Club Maui Group

Review Board Re: Agenda item 2 ATC Makena Holdings SMA permit Aloha Chair Conrad and UDRB members Sierra Club Maui has reviewed proposed projects in the Makena Area for over 35 years. According to the Maui UDRB Checklist of Standard Concerns one area of evaluation is the relationship of architectural and building design on historic areas. The historic area of the Makena region are discussed in the Kihei-Makena Community Plan Cultural Resources section. These recommendations are being ignored … Read more

Sierra Club Maui’s comments on Makena Resort Development Draft EA

From Sierra Club Maui Group PO Box 791180 Paia,HI 96779 Re: Comment on Makena Resort Development Draft EA Greetings Planning Commissioners, Planning Staff, Consultants and Applicants Sierra Club Maui has a number of concerns about the Draft EA for Makena Resort. It is lacking key information and also has statements regarding planned commitments in one section,that are never refered to in the body of the report. It’s as if the DEA discuses two different plans. … Read more

Farmers Union: Protecting Ag Lands

From the Farmers Union: I would like to invite you all to attend the Mauna Kahalawai Chapter, Maui Farmers Union Meeting (At the Maui Tropical Plantation) onAugust 20th from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.– where we have put together a Community Educational Seminar on: PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN PERPETUITY. This type of information in invaluable to all of us in Maui County that care about protecting the land and preserving it for our future generations. It is … Read more

6-Story Medical Plaza at Kanaha

AKAKU Crossroads Show Tuesday 6-Story Medical Plaza at Kanaha Tuesday, August 5th.    Irene Bowie, executive director of Maui Tomorrow Foundation, joins host  and Sierra Club Board member, Lucienne deNaie on cable channel 55 from 7:00 to 8:00pm to discuss this controversial project and the state of Hawaii’s wetlands.

Kahoma Villages Comments

Dear Councilmember Carroll, The Sierra Club, Maui Group has several concerns about the Kahoma Village Subdivision. The developer is essentially asking to be relieved of his park requirement because he’s making a what amounts to a private park. Because there will be no public parking and no public rest rooms, the park will be mostly inaccessible to residents outside the subdivision. The park will not be able to be used for soccer and Little League. … Read more