The Maui News - Less than a week after the general election, Maui County Council members organized their leadership for the 2013-14 term, choosing Gladys Coelho Baisa as chairwoman and Bob Carroll as vice chairman. The new term begins Jan. 2.
The chairmen for key council committees include: Councilmember Mike White as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee; Carroll as chairman of the Land Use Committee; Councilmember Don Couch as chairman of the Planning Committee; Councilmember Mike Victorino as chairman of the Water Resources Committee; and Councilmember Riki Hokama as chairman of the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Councilmember Elle Cochran will chair the Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee. Councilmember-elect Stacy Crivello will chair the Committee on Housing, Human Services and Transportation; and Councilmember-elect Don Guzman will head the Economic Development, Agriculture, Energy and Recreation Committee.
South Maui Councilmember Couch said he was pleased to be involved in setting up the council leadership quickly so there's "no question; we're ready to go and start off fresh."
There will be no General Plan Committee in the upcoming council term.