For Immediate Release:
Press Release by:
Alice L. Lee, Chair
Maui County Council
Council meetings to be held Thursday and Friday on wildfire-debris removal and amendments to the county budget
WAILUKU, Hawaiʻi (Oct. 2, 2023)—The Maui County Council will hold a special council meeting Thursday at 8 a.m. on a debris-removal bill and a regular council meeting Friday at 9 a.m on amending the fiscal year 2024 budget and other matters, Chair Alice L. Lee said today.
Lee said Thursday’s special council meeting will discuss passage on first reading of Bill 86, CD1 (2023), establishing standards and procedures for the removal of fire debris from properties that were destroyed in the August 2023 wildfires. This week’s committee-meeting schedule has also been adjusted as shown on the agendas at mauicounty.us, she said.
“The council continues to adjust its meeting schedules to help discuss and coordinate disaster-relief efforts,” said Lee, who holds the seat for the Wailuku-Waiheʻe-Waikapū residency area. “We thank the public for their flexibility as we try to accommodate the immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires.”
The Water Authority, Social Services and Parks Committee and the Water and Infrastructure Committee met today to discuss community social services and the county’s permitting process, respectively.
The Agriculture, Diversification, Environment and Public Transportation Committee meets tomorrow at 9 a.m. to discuss post-wildfire environmental issues. The Disaster, Resilience, International Affairs and Planning Committee meets Wednesday at 9 a.m., to receive updates on recovery efforts from disaster-relief agencies.
On Thursday, the Efficiency Solutions and Circular Systems Committee will receive a presentation on energy solutions at 9 a.m., and the Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. to discuss budget amendments. Friday’s council agenda also includes proposed amendments to the county budget for the current fiscal year.
In-person, online and phone testimony is welcome at all meetings. Testimony instructions are on the meeting agendas.
For more information, please visit mauicounty.us or call the Office of Council Services at (808) 270-7838.