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West Maui

Ka‘ala Buenconsejo

Age: 41
Job: Director of marketing
Background: Public relations coordinator, Kapalua Land Co.; special events director, Hilton Waikoloa Village

What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it?

Housing. Maui County is in extreme need of affordable housing and rentals. We need to address our workforce housing bills and other ordinances set during our housing boom. Although the bills and intentions were needed at the time it has caused our housing market to go stagnate.

What is the most important issue facing Maui County, and how would you address it?

Housing and jobs. As mentioned above, if we can provide balanced responsible growth in every community, we will see job growth as well throughout Maui County.