No Council Member was listed as the author of the resolution to remove Kelly King. Only Moana Lutey’s name is associated with the resolution.
Why would Lutey want to remove Kelly?
Maybe it’s because Kelly promised to file charges with the State Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel against Lutey for Professional Misconduct over her choice to ignore the Council’s vote to withdraw the Injection Well.
Maui Tomorrow filed a similar suit in the 2nd Circuit naming Lutey for refusing to get the Court’s opinion on the Mayor’s authority before she represented to the Supreme Court.
Members who voted against the Council getting its own lawyer to contest Moana Lutey and the Mayor have sold out the citizens in favor of off-island financial and political interests. This sets a new precedent that will have lasting negative impacts on the Council's ability to serve the people's best interests.