This month, the Kihei Community Association (KCA) will address two divergent and important topics for South Maui Community.
The Tuesday, July 16, meeting program will feature a PowerPoint presentation about a new bridge on South Kihei Road by former Public Works Director Milton Arakawa. The bridge will be located just south of Ka'ono'ulu Street, necessitating a major detour.
Dr. Lee Altenberg and others will then present "Wailea 670: Ancients Lands, Modern Plans" with the latest information available on the Honua'ula development project (Wailea 670).
Arakawa is now the project manager of Wilson Okamoto of Honolulu, the contractor chosen by Maui County to develop the Honua'ula project.
"KCA is very concerned that at least some of the numerous challenges in this area be addressed and improved," said KCA President Mike Moran.
Altenberg, a professor at the University of Hawai'i Maui College, has conducted extensive study and research on the wiliwili forest in the area, as well as much of the environment in the area of this proposed development adjacent to Maui Meadows.
Everyone is welcome at the Kihei Charter Middle School at 41 E. Lipoa St. behind the car wash. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Nonperishable food donations are strongly encouraged for the KCA's ongoing Maui Food Bank drive.
For more information, visit www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.