Most of us who were born and raised here in Hawaii were taught at an early age to be humble and respectful toward others and their property. As frustration mounts over time, we all at some point in life need to stand tall and speak our mind.
The Kehalani Community Association, along with its appointed board of directors, is slowly changing the local neighborhood into a Mainland-style setting. We have no cultural considerations or amenities written into our covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) and association officials refuse to even consider amending such restrictions.
To be able to bring my trailered boat back home after six years is my driving force against these appointed board members who are not even from Hawaii.
Hats off to Spencer Homes next door - their CC&Rs do allow boats on property and are much more considerate to local families lucky enough to purchase a home here on Maui.
Think about it - we all pay a mortgage along with maintenance fees to this community association but officials are still unwilling to consider local-style living from a simple weekend garage sale to celebrating Chinese New Year.
Change is needed. On May 22 at 6 p.m., the annual Kehalani Community Association meeting will be held in Baldwin's multipurpose room. I encourage all Kehalani neighborhoods to attend and share their manao.