For Immediate Release:
Press Release by:
Nohelani Uʻu-Hodgins, Chair
Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee
Committee to receive testimony for comprehensive recovery and resiliency plan on Sept. 27 in West Maui
KĀʻANAPALI, Hawaiʻi (September 25, 2023)—Councilmember Uʻu-Hodgins reminded the community today that the Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee will meet in the Honoapi‘ilani Ballroom at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa in Kāʻanapali on Wednesday at 9 a.m., to receive testimony on a resolution to develop a comprehensive recovery and resiliency plan in response to the August wildfires.
Uʻu-Hodgins said the purpose of Resolution 23-194 is to develop and facilitate a plan through a series of complementary ordinances and resolutions, with guidance from the community and experts in their respective fields. No legislative action will be taken at the meeting.
“It is of utmost importance to hear directly from the residents of West Maui,” said Uʻu-Hodgins, the chair of the Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee. “At this time, the council would like to collect as much public testimony as possible.”
She said the eight standing committees will then work on legislation within their subject-matters based on feedback from the community.
“We thank everyone for their patience as we navigate through this unprecedented time and will continue to look for more ways to support our community,” said Uʻu-Hodgins.
The Westin Maui Resort and Spa is located at 2365 Kāʻanapali Pkwy.
Free parking will be available at Whaler’s Village at 2435 Kāʻanapali Pkwy and county shuttle transportation will be provided between the following stops:
• Westin Maui Resort and Spa
• Aston Kāʻanapali Shores
• Honua Kai
• Aston Kāʻanapali Villas
• Royal Lāhainā
• Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel
• Whalers Village
• Hyatt Regency
• Lāhainā Civic Center
For information on pickup times at each location, please contact Roberts Hawaiʻi at (808) 871-6226.
In-person, online and phone testimony is welcome at all meetings. Testimony instructions are on the meeting agenda, available at: mauicounty.us/agendas.
For more information on the meeting, contact committee staff at GREAT.Committee@mauicounty.us or call (808) 270-7838.