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MAYOR TAVARES PRESENTS FY2010 BUDGET TO COUNCIL

March 13, 2009, 7:55 PM HST
* Updated March 16, 11:00 AM
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Mayor Tavares Presents her FY2010 Budget to the Council.

Mayor Tavares Presents her FY2010 Budget to the Council.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM THE MAYOR’S FY2010 BUDGET PRESENTATION

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares presented her Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal to the Maui County Council today.

Tavares said, “We were able to craft this tight and focused budget that meets our overall mission with no proposed increase in real property tax rates, no layoffs, and no furloughs.”

The proposed budget for 2010 includes total revenue of $736 million compared to the FY09 budget revenue of $648 million. The figures include inter-fund transfers and revenue form outside of the county.

The total County revenue for Fiscal Year 2010 is $572 million—that represents a 2% increase over the budget adopted last year. Tavares said, “These are very small year-to-year increases while county operations continue to face growing demands.”

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Major projects receiving CIP funding include $20 million for Phase I of construction of a new police station in Kihei, $1.6 million for plans and design of a new Wailuku Municipal Parking Structure, $625,000 for new county bus shelters, $1.1 million for the plan and design of a County Emergency Management Center, and $6.7 million in improvements for county parks facilities.

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO WENDY OSHER’S NEWSCAST ON THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED FY2010 BUDGET.

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE: PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE

March 23, 20096:30 p.m.:Paia Community Center, Social Hall

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March 24, 20096:30 p.m.:Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria

March 25, 20096:30 p.m.:Molokai High School, Cafeteria

March 30, 20096:30 p.m.:Lahaina Civic Center, Social Hall

March 31, 20096:00 p.m.:Kihei Community Center, Main Hall

April 1, 20096:30 p.m.:Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Social Hall

April 6, 20096:00 p.m.:Helene Hall, 174 Keawa Road in Hana

April 9, 20096:00 p.m.:Lanai High and Elementary School Cafeteria

(Photos and story By Wendy OSHER © 2009—More detailed information to be posted later today.)

Maui County Budget Director Fred Pablo

Maui County Budget Director Fred Pablo

County Directors and support staff attend Mayor's FY2010 Budget presentation.

County Directors and support staff attend Mayor's FY2010 Budget presentation.

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares presents her FY2010 Budget to the Council for review.

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares presents her FY2010 Budget to the Council for review.

Council Vice Chair Mike Molina (foreground) and councilman Michael Victorino, take an initial look at the Mayor's budget requests.

Council Vice Chair Mike Molina (foreground) and councilman Michael Victorino, take an initial look at the Mayor's budget requests.

Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala (foreground) and Council Budget Chair Joe Pontanilla listen to the Mayor's budget presentation for FY2010.

Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala (foreground) and Council Budget Chair Joe Pontanilla listen to the Mayor's budget presentation for FY2010.

Maui County council members listen to highlights of the Mayor's 2010 budget.

Maui County council members Mike Victorino, Michael Molina, and Joe Pontanilla listen to highlights of the Mayor's 2010 budget that manages to avoid job cuts.

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares calls for a $572 million budget, a 2% increase from last year.

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares calls for a $572 million budget, a 2% increase from last year.

Budget Director Fred Pablo (right) and Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares (middle) present Councilwoman Gladys Baisa (left) with her copy of the mayor's FY2010 budget.

Budget Director Fred Pablo (right) and Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares (middle) present Councilwoman Gladys Baisa (left) with her copy of the mayor's FY2010 budget.

Council Members Gladys Baisa, Bill Medeiros, Jo Anne Johnson and Danny Mateo listen to the Mayor's 2010 Budget proposal presentation.

Council Members Gladys Baisa, Bill Medeiros, Jo Anne Johnson and Danny Mateo listen to the Mayor's 2010 Budget proposal presentation.

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