MAYOR TAVARES PRESENTS FY2010 BUDGET TO COUNCIL
Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares presented her Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal to the Maui County Council today.
Tavares said, â€œWe 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.â€
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 millionâ€”that represents a 2% increase over the budget adopted last year. Tavares said, â€œThese are very small year-to-year increases while county operations continue to face growing demands.â€
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.
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE: PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE
March 23, 20096:30 p.m.:Paia Community Center, Social Hall
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 Â© 2009â€”More detailed information to be posted later today.)