I received this email from David and Suzie Dorn.
Maui County has proposed new rules that will almost certainly kill watersports instruction on Maui. This is bad news for the Maui watersports community
And bad news for all the schools that have been serving the community for decades.
One example is, Proposed Rule 10-102-22 prohibits windsurfing schools from having more than two instructors working at one time. This will eliminate our kids camps, and any other high-school programs. This will put the vast majority of watersports instructors out of work, and most (if not all) schools will go out of business. The sports affected are Windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, kayaking, Scuba diving, etc.
We need public testimony from anyone who supports these sports. Please support our schools and instructors by writing a letter or email. And send it to
Tamara Horcajo, Maui County parks director, email@example.com
Zachary Helm, deputy director parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Charmaine Tavares, email@example.com
Jo Anne Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Anderson, email@example.com
Senator Shan Tsutsui, sentsutsui@Capitol.hawaii.gov
And cc a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
The testimony could be sent before 5pm Tuesday 2/26/08 (next meeting), or the final deadline is in 45days.
“Say goodbye to kids camps like these, if Maui County has their way!”