Patrick Wong, acting Maui Corporation Counsel was rejected by the GET Committee of the Maui County Council by a vote of 5 to 4 (NO: Sinenci, King, Rawlins-Fernandez,
The decision on acting Planning Director Michele McLean was also
The lengthy meeting began at 9 am and did not conclude until after 7 p.m. Much of the discussion of the McLean nomination which lasted for five hours was conducted in executive session.
The council discussion of nominees Will Spence for director of Housing and Human Concerns and David Goode to head Public Works was put over until 9 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 7.
The resolutions passed by GET on the 11 individual nominees are expected to go to the full council later in the month for approval or disapproval. To date two of the nominees have been disapproved: they are Patrick Wong-Corporation Counsel and J.D. Kim-Prosecuting Attorney. Six department heads and the managing director have been approved and two have yet to be heard.
MAUIWatch will carry full coverage of the confirmation process following the Thursday meeting.