Virtual Town Hall on Proposed Emergency Runway Lights at Kapalua Airport

Kapalua West Maui Airport. PC: credit Blake Ramelb (file 2020)

A virtual town hall meeting takes place next week to discuss the proposed addition of runway lights for emergency use at Kapalua Airport.

Operations at the Kapalua Airport are limited to daytime hours. Residents may have concerns about a State of Hawaiʻi proposal to add lights, said Councilmember Tamara Paltin, who will host the meeting.

Paltin, who is in her second term holding the council seat for the West Maui residency area said, “We look forward to sharing more information about this project and discussing what concerns the community may have regarding runway lights in Kapalua. It’s important for us to understand different perspectives regarding how this project could impact the community and environment in that area.”

Joe Pluta, president of the West Maui Taxpayers Association, will provide comments at the town hall. Marvin Moniz, the state Department of Transportation’s airports manager for Maui County, will also participate.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Members of the public may participate in the virtual town hall at or visit the Maui County Council Facebook page for the link.

Kapalua West Maui Airport. PC: credit Blake Ramelb (file 2020)

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