Greetings from Poipu Kauai! I’m excited about this blog posting because I’ve got Four different Hawaii news items for you;
Poipu Royal Palms New Project Update
Halloween facts about Maui You Should Know
Hawaii Sustainability Plan 2050
Hawaii Superferry Bill Passess
*****Before we begin….How about Kauai’s New Listings and Closed Sales?*****
I have that info too! One new update here in Poipu; the Royal Palms developers are going back to the planning department to get approval on converting the unsold 3 bedrooms into 1 bedrooms. Royal Palms is located on the cross section of Poipu Road and Kiahuna Plantation Drive (right across from Keokis) Call me if you would like more information on this. Here is an excel spreadsheet of the Kauai Real Estate Activity last week; Kauai New Listings And Sales Oct. 22 to 28 2007
*****Are You Grabbing Your Halloween Costume And Heading For Maui? Think Again!*****
Halloween is a big celebration here in Hawaii and nobody takes it more seriously than Maui. For many years the streets of Lahina have been blocked off for one big Halloween celebration where upwards of 30,000 people gather. This annual party has begun to resemble Mardi Gra and the Valley Island wants no more of it. This year 80 to 90 Police Officers will be in the Lahina area patrolling for violators to the new code of conduct which includes;
No skimpy costumes, No alcohol, No Simulated Knives, Guns, Light Sabers etc.
Something to keep in mind when planning your costume!
*****DRAFT HAWAI‘I 2050 SUSTAINABILITY PLAN*****
TAKEN FROM THE WEBSITE:
“The Draft Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan is now open for public review and comment. We want to hear from you about the plan – what you like, what you don’t like, what makes sense, what’s missing, and what could be improved.
Hawai‘i 2050 is committed to a citizen-based planning process that builds on the wisdom and desires of our communities. It is the “People’s Plan.”
To learn more and comment on the draft Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability visit; http://www.hawaii2050.org “
*****Kauai Superferry Bill Passes!*****
Here on Kauai Kaumualli Elementary school was host to an overflow crowd on Monday of over 300, this was the first meeting State wide that State Senators held to get information on the bill that was being drafted concerning the Superferry fate at operating while an environmental study was being done or not. On Tuesday in Maui over 400 people gathered to give their opinions. On Wednesday Governor Linda Lingle held an emergency Legislative session to hammer out a bill to present to the House and Senate next week. This bill passed on Friday and I have included some information from the Garden Island Newspaper on the highlights of the bill. Next week this bill will go to the House and Senate for voting. The fate of the Superferry remain tenuous until the votes are tallied. I have included an excerpt from the Garden Island Newspaper which list some of the conditions;