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Developers appeased while the public deceived

December 29, 2012
The Maui News

After thousands of signatures and hundreds of testimonies pleading with Maui's County Council members to not urbanize Olowalu and cause the inevitable collapse of Maui's last, remaining healthy reef, a compromise was made to exclude lands makai of the highway to provide some protection to the reef from the 4,000 people proposed to live on the mauka side. A smart planning decision, considering those lands reside in a tsunami inundation zone and are likely to be submerged in the next 100 years, according to conservative sea level rise predictions.



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