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Give County Budget Input

County of Maui News Release

Citizens with an interest in the proposed County of Maui budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting and offer comments and suggestions, either as individuals or on behalf of an organization. Both written and verbal comments will be accepted. The meetings, held around the county, will be hosted by Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration.

The Molokai meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Center.

Tables will be set up to allow directors and staff from each County department to meet with members of the public, hear budget-related needs, listen to concerns and answer questions about various County-related issues. Attendees will be given a form upon arrival at the meeting to determine their needs and to which department(s) their comments pertain.

The meeting in each community will begin with an overview by Mayor Alan Arakawa and Budget Director Sandy Baz, followed by approximately one hour for attendees to submit comments at the various department tables.

“This is a valuable opportunity for our citizens to have a say in how their taxpayer dollars are spent by the County,” said Arakawa. “Many of the projects and new services that my administration has implemented over the years were a direct result of the input from these community meetings. Suggestions from the public help us prioritize what is best for our community, and understand how to better serve our residents. Putting together the Maui County budget is a process in which everyone can take part.”

For more information on the community meetings, contact the County of Maui Budget Office at 270-7855 or visit mauicounty.gov/Budget.

Staff from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) office will also be on-hand to offer information and gather public input on the use of the County’s funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For information on CDBG, contact the County of Maui CDBG Program Office at 270-7213 or visit mauicounty.gov/CDBG.

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