For Immediate Release: March 25, 2022
Press Release by:
Kelly Takaya King, Former Councilmember
Maui County Council
Community invited to virtual town hall on South Maui budget priorities Wednesday
KIHEI, Hawai‘i—Councilmember Kelly Takaya King announced today she will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for South Maui for fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1.
Members of the public can participate by joining online at https://bluejeans.com/772724868 or by calling 1-408-915-6290 and entering meeting ID 772724868.
“Every participant will have three minutes to share proposals or priority items for the fiscal year 2023 budget for Maui County,” said King. “While I hold the council seat for the South Maui residency area, I represent all Maui County residents and everyone is welcome to participate and voice their concerns or ideas for how county funds should be allocated in the coming year.”
The mayor delivered his proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 to the council yesterday. The council has until June 10 to pass the budget, and deliberations are scheduled to begin in April.
King said more information on the budget session can be found online at MauiCounty.us/2023-budget.
“One of our main responsibilities as councilmembers is to pass a balanced budget that addresses the needs and priorities of our constituents,” said King. “Community input is vital to this decision-making process that affects all of us and every sector of our society, including the environment, affordable housing, county infrastructure, and public safety.”
King is in her third council term, which expires on Jan. 2, 2023, after first being elected to the council in 2016. She chairs the council’s Climate Action, Resilience and Environment Committee.
The virtual town hall is open to the public and will also be broadcast live on Akakū Community Media and at facebook.com/MauiCountyCouncil.
For more information, contact the Office of Councilmember Kelly Takaya King at (808) 270-7108.