A series of public meetings is planned in September and October to receive comments and suggestions on the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The meetings will be hosted by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration.
Citizens with an interest in the County budget are encouraged to attend a meeting in their local area and offer input, either as individuals or on behalf of an organization. Both written and verbal comments will be accepted.
“This is a valuable opportunity for our citizens to have a say in how their taxpayer dollars are spent by the County,” said Mayor 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.”
The schedule and location of the Community Budget Meetings are as follows:
Central Maui: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Velma Santos (Wailuku) Community Center
East Maui: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Helene Hall
Pāʻia/Haʻiku: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Haʻikū Community Center
Upcountry: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center
Molokaʻi: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 4 p.m., Mitchell Pauʻole Center
Lānaʻi: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 4 p.m., Lānaʻi Senior Center
West Maui: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Lahaina Civic Center
South Maui: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Kihei Community Center
For more information on the community meetings, contact the County of Maui Budget Office at 270-7855 or visit www.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. The Community Development Block Grant is a federal program created by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383). CDBG funds received will be utilized for housing and community development needs primarily benefiting low and moderate income persons.
For information on CDBG, contact the County of Maui CDBG Program Office at 270-7213 or visit www.mauicounty.gov/CDBG .