Don’t be fooled by crafty politicians

Regarding The Maui News Oct. 16 article about the mayor wanting to stop work on community planning and to allegedly fix it. Don’t be fooled by crafty politicians. It appears possible that what the mayor and Council Member Don Couch really want is a streamlined planning process in which urban boundary lines could disappear and “urban sprawl” could take over the beautiful island of Maui.

Think about it. There is going to be no sugar cane. The big developer who sells land to other developers each make their huge profits and then disappear from the equation. They leave the island community with a big mess of infrastructure, community, environmental and other significant issues impacting the resident population. “Urban sprawl” ultimately endangers tourism itself; the very economy which Maui relies upon.

Christopher P. Fishkin