West Maui Charter Working Group

The West Maui Charter Working Group is a nonpartisan group of West Maui community members committed to promoting democratic values and administrative efficiency that support and benefit the West Maui community.

December 13, 2010

LAHAINA, HI - The West Maui Charter Working Group has released its final report offering six proposals for amending the Maui County Charter during the upcoming Charter Review Commission.

The six proposals include: council district voting, county manager type, executive branch, elected community boards, abolishing the liquor adjudication board, creating a county hearings officer office, establishing independent legal adviser to the council and boards/commissions. The report gives rationales and historical background for each proposal along with suggested language changes to the charter itself.

Proposal No. 1 Background | Text | Past Efforts
Proposal No. 2 Background | Text
Proposal No. 3 Background | Text
Proposal No. 4 Background | Text
Proposal No. 5 Background | Text
Proposal No. 6 Background | Text
Full Report

News Articles

West Siders suggest changes to Maui County Charter
Lahaina News, January 6, 2011

Baggage Fee Revolts and Charter Changes
Maui Time Weekly, December 16, 2010

Council puts brakes on district voting
Charter panel will consider measure for 2012 election
The Maui News, August 7, 2010

Coconut Wireless: Reimagining the Maui Council Districts
Maui Time Weekly, August 5, 2010

VIEWPOINT: District council voting won't benefit Molokai and Lanai
The Maui News, August 3, 2010

VIEWPOINT: District voting proposal should be on ballots in November
The Maui News, July 25, 2010

Council Considers Voting Districts
Maui Weekly July 22, 2010

A self-serving political act
The Maui News, Editorial, July 18, 2010

A more workable, more democratic and more equitable voting system for Maui County
Disappeared News, Sunday, July 18, 2010

District voting system issue will go before charter panel
The Maui News, July 16, 2010

Proposal aims to implement district voting
Proponets commission poll that says county residents back idea
The Maui News, May 9, 2010

Resource Links

Maui County Website
Maui County Charter
Maui Charter Archive

About Us

Gordon Cockett
George Lavenson, MD
flo wiger, PhD
Nell Woods

Lance D. Collins, Esq.