Input Sought on County Budget
County of Maui News Release
It’s that time of year when the County of Maui is proposing its budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year and looking for your input. Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to take public testimony. Citizens with an interest in the county budget are encouraged to attend a meeting on Molokai Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5:45 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Center.
Residents are invited to offer testimony, either as individuals or on behalf of an organization. Both written and verbal testimonies will be accepted.
The community meetings are designed to provide an opportunity for members of the community to present what they believe is needed for their area. Budget Director Sandy Baz will present the projects and initiatives of the administration specific to that community. Input from the community meetings will be taken into consideration when the administration constructs the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.
“I encourage people to participate in these community meetings as much as possible,” said Mayor Arakawa. “This is their time to voice their opinions and tell us their priorities for their communities. Putting together the Maui County budget is a process in which everyone should have a part.”
For more information on the community meetings, contact the County of Maui Budget Office at 270-7855.