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Hearing Set for Halloween Complaint

October 26, 2011
Debra Lordan , The Maui Weekly

Maui County Communications Director Rod Antone issued a press release today stating that a hearing is scheduled in 2nd Circuit Court on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. in Judge Rhonda I.L. Loo's courtroom regarding the injunction filed by Na Makua O Maui and Kula resident Richard Dancil to halt Halloween festivities in Lahaina.

The complaint was filed against the organizers of the event slated for Monday, Oct. 31: Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, the county Office of Economic Development, the county Planning Department and the Lahainatown Committee.

For the past four years, permits to allow a Halloween event on Front Street have been denied by the Cultural Resource Commission Committee (CRCC). The complaint states that prior to this denial, Lahaina was designated and a Historical National Landmark District, and the CRCC ended the event in 2007 because of "reckless endangerment of the sacred historic sites and the irreparable harm resulting from the ongoing growth of this event, and the resulting catastrophic consequences on the Hawaiian Community "

See the attached 18-page "Complaint" and 26-page "Ex Parte Motion TRO" for detailed information.



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