WAILUKU ”“ The Maui County Council Planning Committee took an initial step Tuesday on a bill to amend county zoning laws to prohibit large discount retailers, sometimes known as “superstores.”?

The committee recommended that the bill to prohibit superstores in Maui County should be forwarded to the three county planning commissions for review as well as to the Hana Advisory Committee, the Maui Planning Commission and the Maui County Cultural Resources Commission.

Council Chairman Riki Hokama said at the meeting that he introduced the bill when he became aware that other counties in the state are working on similar legislation. […]