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South Maui, Paia-Haiku residents sought for advisory committees

The Maui News

The Maui County Council is seeking applications from South Maui and Paia-Haiku residents for two new advisory committees to the Maui Planning Commission.

The committees will serve the Kihei-Makena and Paia-Haiku community plan areas, providing recommendations to the planning commission on land use, housing development and other planning issues, Council Member Mike Molina said in a news release Friday.

Ordinance 5210 established the two seven-member advisory committees and includes information on responsibilities and membership criteria at mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/126776/Ord-5210. Each advisory committee must have at least one member with demonstrated expertise in Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices and another with a background in conservation, natural resources or climate change, Molina said.

Application forms are available online at the county’s boards and commissions page at mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6353. Completed forms must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

Hard copies of the forms are also available at the council’s district offices. The first page of the submitted application forms will be accessible to the public.

“A committee meeting will be scheduled in September to consider applicants for the council’s five seats on each advisory committee, and the mayor will select the other two members,” said Molina, who holds the Makawao-Haiku-Paia residency seat and chairs the Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee. “I encourage all interested South Maui and Paia-Haiku residents to consider answering this call to service.”

Applications can be emailed to great.committee@mauicounty.us with a reference to “GREAT-33” for the South Maui Advisory Committee or “GREAT-34” for the Paia-Haiku Advisory Committee. Applications can also be mailed, faxed or dropped off as noted on the bottom of the forms.

Maps of the community plan areas are available at mauicounty.gov/1523/Community-Plan-Maps.

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