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Gladys Coelho Baisa *

Age: 73
Job: Maui County councilwoman
Background: Former Maui Economic Opportunity executive director; past member, chairwoman of over 75 organizations, boards

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

There are several, however affordable housing remains a huge challenge. The Council is currently revising our Workforce Housing Policy to see how we can incentive developer to build affordable housing for ownership and rental. I’m on the committee and support amendments to get the housing built in a timely manner

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

Water in my opinion is the most important issue. It is key to all life, agriculture and development. We need to conserve, reuse and develop reliable capacity. We need to provide funding to install, maintain and expand our system to meet present and future needs. I fully support it.