Arakawa appoints Maui finance, water officials

HONOLULU (AP) - Maui Mayor-elect Alan Arakawa has named three people to head the county's water and finance departments.

Maui County Wastewater Division Chief Dave Taylor was selected Monday to be the director of the county Department of Water Supply.

His appointment is subject to city council confirmation.

The mayor-elect also chose Paul Meyer, a former top finance officer for Maui Land & Pineapple Company Inc., as the agency's deputy director.

Maui County Budget Director Danny Agsalog was appointed as the county director of finance.

Former television and print journalist Rod Antone was named as Arakawa's communications director.

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