Stop Selling Maui Sand
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Please ask the Maui Mayor to stop the sale of Maui sand by enforcing the County code and revoking the grading permit. Now that the county has admitted the landowner needs a conditional use permit and a special use permit to operate, they can easily revoke the grading permit. He has the power to stop this NOW, rather than require new legislation from council, which could take months. By then the sand could all be gone! Ask that the Administration write the legislation, approved by their corporation counsel, and forward it to the council. We ask that steps be taken to protect this area as a natural and cultural reserve.
"Kaleikoa Kaeo, a Maui resident who served on the Oʻahu burial council in the 90s, testified at the latest meeting saying the sand dunes in Central Maui are filled with iwi kupuna. He cited historian, Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau saying, “in fact he says very clearly, that the unearthing of iwi kupuna is a sign of treachery and rebellion and really the work of enemies in your land.”
He also referenced Kamakau saying that the natural features of the land itself are considered sacred. Kaeo urged the council to seek protections for the entire area saying, “It’s not the particular sites and particular individual burials that you may find as being sacred and must be protected, but the whole complex in itself is sacred and needs to be part of this conversation."
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