Mark your calendars for MCA's Annual Meeting:
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
Pacific Whale Foundation Discovery Center Classroom
HARBOR SHOPS LOWER LEVEL
MEET & GREET OUR NEW POLICE CHIEF:
Chief Tivoli Faaumu
"Protecting The Lands That Sustain Us
For Current and Future Generations"
Ted Clement, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS LAND TRUST
Please join us for an informative evening!
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New plans for the 257 acre parcel (Project District 12, formerly known as Ohana Kai) in Ma'alaea were presented to MCA in the late Spring of 2014. See here for those plans: Ma'alaea Plantation Plans
In reponse, MCA adopted and made the following recommendations to the developer: MCA Recommendations
A series of meetings were held over the Summer and Autumn months of 2014, resulting in the following revised proposed plan, which has won the support of the MCA Board of Directors and is now being "recommended" to our membership:
Note: The Revised "Recommended" Plan is THE MOST RECENT PROPOSED PLAN. It includes an 80 acre Conservation/Open Space Easement to be set aside "in perpetuity".
Additional Project Information: DETAILS OF PROJECT
Letter to MCA From The Developer: Letter From Developer, Doug Spencer
For more information, click on the President's Reports tab.
MCA members are being asked to complete a survey indicating their preferences on the "recommended" proposal above. Please return ASAP your 2015 membership form and survey to MCA, 50 Hau'oli Street, Wailuku, HI., 96793.
Culvert Update: Construction is anticipated to begin as soon as we are informed of the date. (Check back: It will be posted HERE as soon as available.) It should be completed in six months. A temporary diversion road will keep traffic flowing on the second half of Hau'oli Street.
Postal Services: Now available in the Harbor Shops at the Triangle.
Did you know?
The Alliance of Maui Community Associations now has its own website.
You may wish to bookmark/favorite this site because it contains useful information for the wider Maui community:
Special Response Vehicle Paramedic Unit Comes To Ma'alaea:
Senator Roz Baker introduced SB498, which made its way through the legislature and was given final approval. A unit has been established in Ma'alaea to provide first response in case of medical emergency both for Ma'alaea and as backup support to Central, West and South Maui. They are headquartered in the Ma'alaea Kai condo building. MCA welcomes our new paramedics to the community.
Join Us! We need your participation, support and input.
Special thanks to all those who sent have sent in 2015 memberships, supported the maintenance of Orm's Corner and contributed to the Special Projects Fund.
MCA needs YOU!!!
Membership forms can be downloaded from this website.
See Under President's Report for Summary of 2014 Activities.
Click here for access to Legislative Website for Hawaii State Legislature and latest news on State issues.
The following businesses/individuals have a history of generously supporting MCA. Please express your appreciation by saying thank you and whenever possible supporting them in return with your patronage and business:
Dan Puschel Massage
Marmac Home and Kitchen
Phil Soo, Batik Fine Art
Red Shirt Dirt Company
Senator Roz Baker
Archived Information on Important Topics:
FINAL RULING ON OHANA KAI ISSUED BY JUDGE RHONDA LOO
JULY 14TH, 2011
Judge rules on Ohana Kai
Judge voids final EIS for housing project
Statement didn’t disclose all identifiable impacts — ruling
March 29, 2011 - By HARRY EAGAR, Staff Writer, MAUI NEWS
WAILUKU - In one of his last decisions before retiring, 2nd Circuit Judge Joel August voided the final environmental impact statement for Jesse Spencer's Ohana Kai affordable housing project at Maalaea.
Because the lawyers are disagreeing about some of the language in the court order, it hasn't been signed yet, but the three main points are not in dispute. The judge determined that:
The FEIS was inadequate in addressing the proposed injection wells for the on-site sewage treatment plant.
The study did not adequately address questions related to anticipated increases in salinity as the three wells are pumped more.
Therefore, the FEIS as accepted by the Department of Housing and Human Concerns is void.
In granting partial summary judgment to the Ma'alaea Community Association and Maui Tomorrow Foundation Inc., August found that the final statement did not adequately disclose and describe all identifiable environmental impacts or respond satisfactorily to comments made on the statement; and, therefore, the project is not to be implemented in any form until an amended or supplemental EIS remedies the deficiencies.
The county and the Land Use Commission took no position on the complaint, which was against Spencer's MVI LLC development company.
Spencer proposes to develop a 1,110-unit affordable housing subdivision on 257 acres above Maalaea. He and supporters have said the project would generate badly needed jobs and homes for working families. But opponents have raised concerns about the project's location and impacts on traffic and Maalaea Bay.
Additional Archived Topics (Ohana Kai Related):