If (when) all the approved building development for South Maui is realized, will there be sufficient infrastructure to accommodate it?
Fourteen thousand new homes or 4,000? Depends on whom you ask and how they calculate. Then there are the business developments, as well as the government ones, both under construction and approved.
If there are no safe, reasonable bike paths or even lanes or pedestrian paths or sidewalks, the only alternative is all motor vehicles. The only highway across Kihei is a substandard four-lane one with no state Department of Transportation plans for more in the next two decades.
Then there is always the question of water.
At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Kihei Charter School (41 E. Lipoa St.), at its monthly general membership meeting, the Kihei Community Association welcomes retired University of Hawaii Maui College professor Dick Mayer and County Planning Director Will Spence to help educate our community to understand what is coming and how best to prepare for it.
Membership is encouraged, but the meeting is open to everyone. Nonperishable food donations for Maui Food Bank are requested. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story.
In addition, the nominating committee for selection of the 2014 board of directors will be elected by the membership at the meeting.
For more information, see www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.