Throughout 1999 and early 2000 the MRA conducted workshops, community meetings and public hearings to formulate the recommendations in this Plan. Specifically, the following types tools were utilized to encourage public participation during the planning process:
1. Community-based workshops.
2. Wailuku Growth by Design Visioning Workshop - February 1999 (70 participants)
3. Community meeting (60 participants)
4. Stakeholder notification and input
5. Flyers delivered to town merchants.
6. Direct mailouts to affected landowners.
7. Meetings with the Wailuku Landowner Task Force
8. Small Town Code stakeholder survey
9. Maui Redevelopment Agency - 12 public meetings
10. Wailuku Main Street Association participation, review and comment
11. Wailuku Main Street Association (WMSA) small town revitalization conference - October, 1999
12. Televised (Akaku) repeats of the WMSA conference.
13. WMSA special committee (design, parking, etc.) reviews
14. Maui Planning Commission review and approval
15. Public workshop and site inspection - November 22, 1999
16. Public workshop - January 10, 2000
17. Public hearing - January 25, 2000
18. Window exhibit along Market Street
19. Radio spots / interviews
20. Newspaper press releases and feature stories in the Maui News, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Pacific Business News.