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Beach Access

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Petition to Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, John Summers Planning Consultants Hawaii, Kaala Buenconsejo, David Yamashita

Keep Kanaha Beach Parking Areas & Access Open

Maui County has new plans to renovate Kanaha Beach Park that will close 4 of the main parking areas and access points closest to the beach, at the western end of Kanaha. This affects all beach users including fishermen, windsurfers, beachgoers, kitesurfers, and more. Plans include closing Ka'a Point, The keyhole, the large dirt parking area, and the parking area next to the waterplant's seawall. We do not want to lose our parking or our access to the beach. During the planning process, the community, including many kiteboarders made suggestions and gave input. Unfortunately our suggestions to improve the area have been completely ignored. Current Plan removes existing parking, cuts off near shore access, and puts remaining parking far away from the water's edge. Proposed parking is way too small for the current number of users, let alone the increasing number of beach users. If you do not want to lose your current beach access and parking areas, then Sign this petition and ask your friends to do the same. Please help our voices be heard in Kanaha parks planning by emailing or calling our Mayor, Parks Director and Park Planners and tell them why closing the current parking areas and eliminating the access points will unfairly affect all beach users at Western Kanaha. Mayor Alan Arakawa  mayors.office@co.maui.hi.us  phone:  Ph: (808) 270-7855 Maui County Parks Director, Kaala Buenconsejo  kaala.buenconsejo@co.maui.hi. us 808-270-7230 Planning Consultants Hawaii, John Summers 808-268-4059   jsummers@planningconsultantshawaii.com   

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