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Maui Pono Network, Dedicated to
Pono Government thru Community Action.
The Maui Pono Network Weekly News Brief

 News Brief for week of May 8


  • Maui budget update, final budget is May 23

  • Housing construction increases in South Maui Wailuku and Waiehu,

  • Maui Community Plan update

  • Wobachia Mosquito Maui release litigation go to



All 13 Charter Amendments passed in the 2022 Elections

Learn how this rewiring of county governance will affect community



As the only organization promoting all 13 charter amendments, the Maui Pono Network’s core team and volunteers are joyous for our community because we understand the uplifting changes they bring.

The 13 amendments rewire our county governance system to be more effective, efficient, transparent and accountable; and will also increase civic engagement and professionalism. We will have the structure to truly provide affordable housing purchase and rental. They will steer the abundance of the one of the richest counties in the United States to resolve long standing issues and needs and put an end to the main avenues of nepotism and cronyism. Our county residents will have control of our water system instead of a Canadian Pension Fund known for its pillage. Mahalo to the many organizations and individuals who contributed to the community’s awareness on this water legislation.


Be informed on why these amendments are important and the change they bring to our governance.

2022 Maui County State, Mayoral and County Council Races

Better Representation in our State Government, 1 Senate Seat and 3 House of Representatives.

All four of the state candidates we supported were voted in. This makes a small block that adds to other elected state officials from other counties who support the people and the ‘aina. Learn about our elected candidates through in depth interviews.


The New Mayor's Effectiveness is an Unknown

Many are hopeful that our new mayor will do an effective job in administering this one-billion-dollar county corporation. Will the new mayor bring Maui County closer to having “pono governance”? The Maui Pono Network will monitor decisions as we are starting with a clean slate.


The County Council Election Results

The Maui Pono Network supported 9 county council seats and won 5. However, the 5th candidate did not have a progressive voting record and yet was considered better than her opponent.  Two of our progressive council leaders will be leaving their office after an unsuccessful bid for mayor. Their replacements were heavily funded by the Carpenter’s Union and big money interests.

Elected official’s voting records will tell all. The Maui Pono Network will be watching and informing our community, stay tuned.  Register to receive our posts.

Be an informed voter, know candidates on the 2022 Maui County ballots. Watch in depth interviews that asks important questions on issues, vision, governance and background. The primary is August 13 with mail in ballots received July 27. Who will you choose to represent you at the table of our local governance.

The Maui Charter is our local Constitution and affects the power distribution, decision process and wiring of our local government.  This foundation document is reviewed by a resident's Commission every 10 years.

​Learn why these 14 amendments were chosen and the potential impact to our community.

They will be on the November ballot.

Learn about important issues and needs affecting our community with possible solutions. Topics include;

  • Affordable Housing

  • Fresh Water 

  • Food Security

  • Tourism Management

  • Pesticides

  • Environmental Stewardship

Maui Pono Network operates through local volunteers and grassroots funding. Find out how to get more involved, from sharing media, to helping with events and campaigns. Your monetary and volunteer donations stretch far and powerfully to effect positive change. 

Get involved, donate, and help inform voters.


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