As the Hawaii Tourism Authority shifts from marketing to tourism management, the counties are taking matters into their own hands with new hotel bans and airport shuttle systems.
The Maui Charter Commission and the Maui Police Commission are both looking at ways to provide better accountability for police on the island.
The search comes as Honolulu’s police commission also is recruiting a new police chief. But the selection processes are playing out much differently.
DeCoite will serve out the rest of former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English’s term.
UPDATED: Tivoli Faaumu will also be allowed to retire in good standing, which allows him to collect additional retirement benefits.
Former Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu’s performance evaluation was the subject of an executive session.
Some island leaders say it’s time to implement smarter visitor management strategies that don’t involve large fleets of rental cars.
Visitors are bringing an infusion of cash but they’re underscoring concerns about overtaxed roads, beaches and infrastructure, environmental degradation and cultural exploitation.