This is sort of a grab bag post on another beautiful Saturday morning on Maui. Here are some news and notes spanning politics to sports to real estate to surf.
Today is primary day on Maui. The primaries today include Maui County Mayor, Maui County Council positions, Hawaii governor, State Senator and U.S. Senator. There are three fewer polling places in Maui County this year. Registered voters should have received a card in the mail letting them know if there polling place has changed. Polls are open until 6:00 PM so there is still plenty of time to vote.
Tonight is a big night for Maui’s Golden League Professional Baseball team. In their inaugural season, the Na Koa Ikaika have progressed all the way to the championship series. They find themselves in a two game hole against the Chico Outlaws. The series returns to Iron Maehara Stadium for game 3 at 6:30 tonight. Tickets start at $6 so this is an affordable event for the whole family. Come cheer for the Na Koa Ikaika as they stage a championship series comeback.
The Maui News had an article on the proposed Kula Ridge development today. The project was reviewed by Maui County Council again after being rejected two years prior. The proposed development would be 116 lots with 70 of the lots qualified as affordable housing. The council recommended that the development be subject to further study after concerns were raised on density, traffic infrastructure, water and archaeological sites including burials on the property. It appears as if there will be additional opportunities for community input on the project. Check out today’s Maui News for additional details.
Last but not least, there has been a definite buzz on the North Shore over the last few days. Surfers are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first winter swell of the season tomorrow. The national weather service is predicting wave heights of up to 8-12 feet tomorrow. The swell should stick around through Monday with another smaller swell forecast for later in the week.