Getting Results

I'm pleased to share some of the accomplishments from the 2017 legislative session. There were many important issues that we tackled and funding for programs and projects were in shorter supply than anticipated. However, we secured over $160 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for Maui County. The breakdown is outlined in my Legislative newsletter. 

The 2018 session of the Hawai‘i State Legislature has adjourned. Civil Beat, a top public affairs news site, hailed it as the most progressive legislative session in a long time. 

I was honored to be able to make some significant contributions this year as Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health (CPH). My committee heard and passed 221 bills, 38 resolutions, and confirmed 94 of the Governor’s nominees for boards and commissions. Learn more of what we accomplished.

 Maui's State Senatorial Team: Gil Keith-Agaran, Roz Baker and J. Kalani English.

Maui's State Senatorial Team: Gil Keith-Agaran, Roz Baker and J. Kalani English.

 Roz Chairs the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee.

Roz Chairs the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee.


2017 Notable CIP Funding for Maui County at-a-glance

Education

  • $63 million – Kīhei new high school additional design and construction
  • $700,000 – Kahului Elementary heat abatement air conditioning 
  • $500,000 – Pukalani Elementary facilities improvements and renovations
  • $3 million – Kula Elementary design/construction for new classrooms and offices
  • $200,000 – Makawao Elementary improvements
  • $1 million – Maui High School renovation/expansion of gym and choir buildings, new weight training & wrestling room
  • $500,000 – Haiku Elementary design/construction to replace roof, make site improvements
  • $400,000 – Kalama Intermediate expansion of the music/band room
  • $1.35 million – King Kekaulike High School design/construction of a new girls’ softball batting cage, storage area and site improvements
  • $230,000 – Kualapu‘u Elementary plans/construction for roof replacement and site improvements
  • $1.434 million – Lanai High and Elementary plans/construction of site improvements and building renovations
  • $800,000 – Maui Waena Intermediate heat abatement air conditioning
  • $12.3 million – Waihe‘e Elementary land acquisition, design/construction of admin bldg
  • $1.1 million – UH Maui College Paina HVAC construction and renovations
  • $300,000 – UH Maui College Laulima HVAC construction and renovations
  • $440,000 – UH Maui College Library construction and renovations

Health

  • $6 million – Maui Memorial Medical Center renovations and upgrades

Recreation

  • $2.5 million – Makena State Park two new comfort stations design and construction
  • $1.029 million – Maui Regional Sports Complex design/construction of park improvements and safety measures
  • $3 million – Iao Valley State Monument reconstruction and restoration improvements including bridge and access improvements

Airports

  • $11.5 million – Kahului Airport improvements  
  • $2 million – Hana Airport renovations to the baseyard building
  • $2 million – Kapalua Airport improvements to the water tank
  • $7.25 million – Moloka‘i Airport improvements
  • $4.5 million – Kalaupapa Airport improvements, installation of  aircraft rescue, firefighting garage
  • $2.5 million – Lana‘i Airport renovations baseyard and restrooms

Harbors

  • $15 million – Lahaina Small Boat Harbor ferry pier plans, design, construction
  • $3.7 million – Hana Harbor improvements to remove pier superstructure
  • $150,000 – Kahului Harbor equipment for a large portable bathroom complex

Roadways

  • $1.4 million – Leiali‘i Parkway design and construction and highway improvements
  • $1 million – Honolua Bridge refurbishment or replacement
  • $70 million – Lahaina Bypass road extension design and construction
  • $20 million – Hana Hwy rockfalls and landslide areas mitigation design and construction 
  • $3.25 million – Puunene Avenue intersections improvements
  • $2.8 million – Maui highways various shoulder and guard rail improvements
  • $600,000 – Pedestrian safety improvements throughout Maui
  • $1.5 million – Existing intersection improvements throughout Maui design and construction
  • $3.25 million – Upgrade existing Maui traffic signals
  • $1.2 million – Kula highway repairs, drainage improvements and roadway safety design

Land

  • $9.3 million – Ka‘anapali Beach sand replenishment
  • $1.5 million – Kaho‘olawe Island restoration, management, maintenance of native dryland forest
  • $1 million – Keokea-Waiohuli phase 2 site improvements (76 lots)
  • $3 million – Ho‘olehua Naiwa subdivision design/construction of improvements $17.5 million—Pulehunui development area plans, design, construction of infrastructure improvements including sewage treatment
  • $4.8 million – plans, construction of an agricultural park in upcountry Maui

Judiciary 

  • $2.6 million – design and construction for security improvements to Hoapili Hale   

Capital Improvement Awards

  • $95,000 – Hui Noeau  improvements to the visual arts center
  • $300,000 – La‘a Kea Foundation for design and construction for affordable housing
  • $1 million – Maui Arts & Cultural Center for plans/construction of new community stage/events lawn
  • $600,000 – Maui Youth & Family Services new facility to provide substance abuse treatment, homeless youth and behavioral health services
  • $500,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association, Inc. to construct a community center and park
  • $705,000 – Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers renovations and improvements to permanent supportive housing

Operating Grants-in-Aid Awards

  • $50,714 – Grow Some Good to support the Grow/Know It Healthy Harvest Program grades K-3
  • $200,000 – Hana Health to help develop a 4,000 foot Rehab Support Center
  • $250,000 – Hale Mahaolu to support the Personal Care Program
  • $400,000 – Hale Makua Health Services to begin ground work for a nursing home capacity program
  • $150,000 – Boys & Girls Club of Maui supporting the Great Futures Hawai`i program. 
  • $25,000 – Tri-isle Resource Conservation and Development Council

2018 Notable CIP Funding for Maui County at-a-glance

Education

  • $40 million – Construction for a new school in Kihei; ground and site improvements
  • $1.2 million – Lokelani Intermediate School design of a library and administration building, ground and site improvements, equipment and appurtenances

Transportation

  • $40 million – Lahaina Bypass plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for an extension of the Lahaina bypass road from north Keawe St. to beyond Pu‘ukoli‘i Rd.
  • $7.5 million – Land acquisition for a new alignment of Honoapi‘ilani Highway from Lahainaluna Road to the vicinity of Launiopoko
  • $1.4 million – Hawaiian Home Lands Lot Development design and construction for the development of Leiali‘i Parkway and highway improvements
  • $1.5 million – Design and construction for improvements to the water tank and other related improvements at Kapalua Airport
  • $2 million – Design and construction for installing and/or upgrading existing guardrails, end terminals, transitions, bridge railings, bridge endposts and crash attenuators, and reconstructing and paving shoulders

Maui Grants-in-Aid

  • $250,000 – Boys and Girls Club of Maui for plans, land acquisition, design, construction, and equipment for clubhouse at Paukukalo
  • $300,000 – Habitat for Humanity, Maui for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for affordable housing
  • $175,000 – Hale Makua Health Services for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for elder and disabled residents
  • $60,000 – Hawaiian Kamali‘i for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for safety and security improvements of canoe club facilities at Hoaloha Park
  • $1 million – Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for permanent supportive housing
  • $250,000 – Ka Lima O Maui for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for multi-purpose building
  • $125,000 – La‘akea Foundation for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for housing low income and intellectually/developmentally disabled adults
  • $750,000 – Maui Arts and Cultural Center for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment to continue implementation of the Center's master plan
  • $500,000 – Maui County Council of the Boy Scouts of America for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for a new dining hall at Camp Maluhia
  • $500,000 – Maui Economic Opportunity for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for transit facility maintenance shop
  • $200,000 – Maui Family YMCA for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for a gymnasium
  • $450,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association for plans, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for improvements to community center and park facilities