I took a little drive down to Makena yesterday and there were so many cars parked along the road. Reason? Makena, Iao Valley and Wainapanapa now require visitors to pay an entrance/parking fee. This applies to only non residents of Hawaii. For example if you wanted to go to Makena and are a visitor, there would be a parking fee for the car ($10) and a fee for each of the persons ($5) visiting the beach. Payment is being accepted via kiosks.
Maui County has to make money some how. Because of the pandemic, our main source of income tourism slowed to a trickle of visitors to almost back to normal numbers recently. I would think that the state has to recover revenue somehow and not burden the local population. Parking fees are just the first step. I can guaranty that taxes will go up. Property taxes, conveyance taxes, HARPTA percentages, etc.. Visitors will pay for the recovery of the State of Hawaii.