Loved your well-researched article, "Connect the Dots," by Susan Halas. Having lived here since 1972, first on Lahaina-side and then Ma'alaea, and permanently settling in Kihei, I have seen firsthand the way development here works. Sadly, I was apathetic about what anyone would be able to do to stop the "powers that be" from making all those "deals." Now I see that there are indeed folks who care enough about this beautiful land called Maui, who are taking the time to pay attention to what has been going on!
And, thank God, they are able to actually do something about it! So funny, reading the letter that stated, "I do believe that rules must be followed; at the same token, we must support projects that support the residents... " So, judging from the rest of the letter, it must be "okay" that rules were broken since it meant jobs for residents. Ha!
Keep up the good work, Susan, the Halls, and Irene Bowie with Maui Tomorrow!