For Immediate Release:
Press Release by:
Yuki Lei K. Sugimura, Chair
Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee
Council committee to hear from Upcountry Maui residents on county budget Wednesday night
MAKAWAO, Hawaiʻi (April 10, 2023)—The Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee will receive testimony from Upcountry Maui residents on the county’s fiscal year 2024 budget Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Committee Chair Yuki Lei K. Sugimura announced today.
Mayor Richard T. Bissen, Jr.’s first proposed budget was submitted to the council March 24 and can be reviewed at https://tinyurl.com/mryvpxj7. Those living in the Pukalani-Kula-‘Ulupalakua residency area, also known as Upcountry Maui, are invited to provide feedback on their budget priorities for the county’s fiscal year that begins July 1, Sugimura said.
“I look forward to hearing from Upcountry residents on their budget priorities,” said Sugimura, who holds the council seat for the Pukalani-Kula-‘Ulupalakua residency area. “Community engagement is a top priority for the council’s budget session, and we want everyone to have a voice in the decision-making process.”
Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center is at 91 Pukalani St. The meeting will be in the Social Hall.
Written testimony may be submitted through eComment at mauicounty.us/agendas. Oral testimony will be accepted at all meetings, both in person and via video conference.
To participate in a survey on how the budget should be prioritized, visit https://communityfeedback.opengov.com/10818. The survey will be available for completion until April 19.
For more information, please visit https://www.mauicounty.us/bfed/or contact (808) 270-7838.