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Charter Commission to meet in Lahaina July 13

By Staff | Jul 7, 2011

LAHAINA — The County Charter Commission will meet at Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Alan Arakawa said the public can directly impact government by submitting proposals to the panel.

Residents, business owners and other members of the community can make suggestions to change current county ordinances or propose new ones.

If Charter Commission members reach a consensus to place proposals on the ballot, they have the chance to be voted on by the public and become law.

“People are always sharing with me their concerns about the need to review certain county regulations,” said Arakawa.

“For example, there are restaurant owners who want liquor laws changed, construction companies that want county codes updated — you name it,” he continued.

“Now is the time for them to present their issues before the Charter Commission. They will listen and weigh the merits of each proposal.”

Testimony will be received at the meeting, as well as by e-mail and mail.

For more information, call Lisa Kahuhu at 270-7585.