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Wailuku | Waihee | Waikapu

Joseph G. Blackburn II

Age: 61
Job: President, Maui Land Broker and Property Management Inc.
Background: Retired Maui fire rescue captain; retired Maui Electric safety director

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

Economic SUSTAINABILTY: Can we proposer when the cost of living is rapidly going up? Increased charges for water, sewer, trash, taxes etc. When will we reach the tipping point when our children can no longer survive on our island? We need an economy that protects our native environment.

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

Develop new water sources and improve existing water source and delivery systems. Water is the key to our community. Without sufficient water at a reasonable price, our community will lack agriculture, reduce affordable housing opportunities , and create a poor economy. Work towards using reclaimed water instead of injection wells.