2025 County Budget Includes Funds for Puko’o Fire Station

Maui County News Release

Alongside Maui County Council Chair Alice Lee and Council Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee Chair Yuki Lei Sugimura, Mayor Richard Bissen signed into law an approximately $1.263 billion fiscal year 2025 budget that boosts housing for residents, especially those who were displaced after the 2023 August wildfires, supports wildfire recovery and resiliency, bolsters social service programs and delivers core County of Maui services.
For Molokai specifically, the budget included $2.25 million in funding for the Puko’o fire station.
The budget was signed into law a week after it was unanimously passed by the Maui County Council on June 5. The fiscal year 2025 Council-adopted budget goes into effect July 1, 2024. Budget documents will be available online by July 1, 2024, at mauicounty.gov/Budget.
“Collectively, we have begun a daunting journey, navigating through very challenging times for our entire community,” Mayor Bissen said. “We will continue working together to address housing for survivors of the most complex natural disaster in Hawaii’s history and other recovery efforts — all while providing core county services to our residents.
“The impact of the Maui wildfires has placed an inordinate amount of demand on the county for both human and financial resources, including rescue operations, recovery, housing, provisioning, debris removal and infrastructure replacement and repair,” he added. “These efforts continue into fiscal year 2025, as we continue the process of healing our community, while continuing everyday county operations on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.”


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