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County seeks information on issues at budget meetings

By Staff | Oct 6, 2011

If a county project or program is important to you, it’s time to speak up.

In these tough economic times, Maui County faces dropping revenues, yet strong — maybe even greater — demand for community grants, programs and services.

Maui County officials will draft the Fiscal Year 2012 county budget in the near future, and they will surely face some tough decisions on what to cut.

To get feedback from the community, the administration will hold budget meetings at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Lahaina Civic Center, Oct. 26 at Hannibal Tavares Community Center and Oct. 27 at Velma Santos Community Center.

The Budget Office emphasized that the meetings will provide county government with up-to-date information to evaluate community conditions and major issues integral to the development and achievement of goals.

Maui County regularly collects and evaluates information about trends in community condition, the external factors affecting it, opportunities that may be available and problems and issues that need to be addressed.

Through residents’ comments, the administration can better understand the issues and trends affecting the Maui community.

During the budget meetings, there will be community surveys available for citizens to provide feedback on services and priorities of the county. The survey will also be available on the county’s website at www.mauicounty.gov/budget.

For more information, contact Budget Director Sandy Baz at 270-7855.