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KCA wants infrastructure to come with development

Kihei Community Association was incorporated before Maui had a County Council and it was an unofficial grassroots group for about a decade before it was incorporated.

It is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, community organization, and our website, www.gokihei.org, offers a wealth of information about us.

In addition, it contains a lengthy list of links to numerous locations of general interest to our community.

Familiar to many membership groups, securing and retaining members is an ongoing challenge. This continuous task has been exacerbated by the many changes caused by the pandemic. As we transitioned from in-person meetings to virtual online ones, the loss of personal contact lessened considering of joining and/or renewing.

An ongoing factor has always been the “free milk from the cow” analogy, as all the benefits are available to the entire community without paying minimal ($15 annually) dues. We hear the refrain too often: “Why should I pay if I can get it for free?” We remind our community that no members mean no organization.

We continue our efforts to make our South Maui district a better place to live, a desirable residential community to do all things to promote the health, safety and welfare of residents within the Kihei area.

So, we actively participate in county government vouching for the south side, among other issues to advocate for the infrastructure that our community plan states is supposed to be concurrent with development.

Mike Moran

Kihei

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