Council Member Kingʻs Accomplishments

Experience matters.

 

In her three terms as a Maui County Council member representing South Maui, Kelly King has accomplished many great things in the areas of affordable housing, compassionate solutions for residents experiencing homelessness, sustainable agriculture and food security, environmental protection, climate solutions, and supporting Maui Countyʻs water needs.

As Mayor, Kelly King will expand on these successes and implement plans to make lasting, positive change so all of our residents can thrive.

A selection of key successes are below:

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Kelly initiated: 

  • Several rental projects for those with very low income including Kaiwahine Village

  • Liloa Hale senior rental housing project in S. Maui

  • Workforce housing starting at $395,000 in N. Kīhei

ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

Bills passed include:

  • Chemical sunscreen ban to protect reef systems

  • Bill to reduce energy/water use in County buildings

  • Ended single Use Plastic Foodware

  • Styrofoam coolers and body boards ban

REAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOUSELESS

Kelly successfully proposed funding for: 

  • Mobile Hygiene unit for South Maui

  • Safe overnight parking pilot project

WATER

Kelly proposed funding or supported:

  • Wetland restoration project

  • Charter Amendment for local Water Authority

  • Led Council to approve settlement for Lahaina injection well lawsuit

  • Wastewater treatment innovation to retire injection wells

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY

Kelly strongly supported:

  • County Department of Agriculture

  • Micro-grants for local farmers

  • Farmer apprentice program

  • Funding for school and backyard gardens