County Council’s PIA Committee had a busy day Monday: KCA was there x Four!

IMG_3884 IMG_3885 IMG_3893 IMG_3895 IMG_3897 IMG_3901 IMG_3902 IMG_3909 IMG_3911 IMG_3912 IMG_3916IMG_3947 IMG_3946 IMG_3941 IMG_3939 IMG_3938 IMG_3937 IMG_3920 IMG_3934 IMG_3918 IMG_3931 IMG_3923IMG_3858IMG_3851 IMG_3861 IMG_3864 IMG_3865 IMG_3867 IMG_3870 IMG_3872 IMG_3874 IMG_3877 IMG_3878 IMG_3881AND SO WERE A LOT OF OTHER GUYS                  By the time the nine council members agreed to recess to Wednesday (6/29/16) at 9:00 AM without voting on the “County Manager” charter amendment and nine others, about 50 testifiers had commented, and several hours had elapsed with deliberations. The outcome was more waiting to the guys who remained in the gallery until 5:30 PM

A full house is not an accurate description for this meeting in the Council Chamber, but there were over fifty as meeting began this morning (6/27/16), and it continued growing

The Maui County Charter (shown on this website) was the sole item, but in eleven ways, as potential amendments for the November ballot were proposed.

Shortly after 9:00 AM the Council’s Policy Committee hearing began accepting testimony on these items for potential inclusion of the November ballot, and the time crunch for decisions on all to allow the legal requirement for full Council to have two announced meetings brought out a lot of testifiers.

In our opinion the hot button one was the governance issue (PIA 16-10) to give voters the ability to decide on how we are governed, as this item received by far the most comment, but each of the other ten are certainly important too, and KCA expressed a very brief opinion on each. Our position remained consistent; LET THE VOTERS DECIDE- PLACE IT ON THE NOV 8 BALLOT. We advised the Council members, you accepted your positions because the public chose you by voting. If their opinion was the sole decision for who sits in these chairs, how could you do anything but allow them to make these decisions.

The meeting was scheduled for all day with good reason and result at the lunch break were deliberations on all matters would not begin until after 1:30 PM. SEE agenda for list of all items:http://www.co.maui.hi.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/21723

 

The initial entity 10(13) was quickly dispensed and filed, before addressing 10(16) County Manager heavy duty discussion began, and that continued for about four hours . Somewhere around 5:30 PM the meeting was recessed until Wednesday, leaving us wondering what will they conclude in the next three hours???

 

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