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County administration to hold community budget meetings

By Staff | Oct 8, 2021

WAILUKU — Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration will host a series of community meetings this month to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2022-23.

“I value the opportunity for our community members to have a say and share their thoughts on how their taxpayer dollars are spent,” said Victorino. “These are unprecedented times as we continue to navigate through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Suggestions from the public help us prioritize what is best for our community, and understand how to better serve our residents.

“I welcome everyone to participate in any of the meetings listed below and follow us through the next budget cycle.”

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of residents, all meetings will be conducted online.

Representatives from various county departments will be present at each meeting. The public is invited to participate and share concerns and priorities with Mayor Victorino and his cabinet, and ask questions about various county-related issues.

Community members are encouraged to attend an online meeting to offer input, either as individuals or on behalf of an organization.

Community members may also submit written comments using a Community Budget Request Form available at https://www.mauicounty.gov/139/Budget-Office.

All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held online via BlueJeans video conferencing.

Participants may login starting at 5:15 p.m via video (https://bluejeans.com/537930951) or phone (1-408-915-6290, meeting code 537 930 951).

Each community meeting will begin with an overview of each department, followed by attendees sharing concerns, offering input or asking questions of the various departments in attendance.

The schedule of the Community Budget Meetings is as follows: Environmental Management; and Water Supply on Tuesday, Oct. 12; Housing and Human Concerns; and Transportation on Thursday, Oct. 14; Fire; Police; Corporation Counsel; Prosecuting Attorney; Emergency Management; and Liquor on Tuesday, Oct. 19; Finance; Parks; and Personnel on Thursday, Oct. 21.

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