Is it really a “Public Hearing” if no one from the public speaks ?

5/12/17  #kihei   At 10:00 AM the County Council had all nine members present to hear from the public regarding motor vehicle weight tax rates for the new fiscal year . Like that falling  forest tree in the empty area, did anyone hear?

Various jurisdictions devise sundry ways to tax vehicle owners to acquire and maintain a license. Some base it on the value of the vehicle, so those who own newer and more expensive vehicles pay a higher rate which declines over time as the value decreases. On Maui, like many other locations, it is done by vehicle weight. Some guys on Maui suggest it should be gauged by decibel level.

So this morning’s hearing was to hear from you about three proposed increases by category, SEE agenda for details on proposed increases:

https://mauicounty.legistar.com/View.ashxM=A&ID=548288&GUID=0F369F52-42A6-40C0-97A9-BF3B9BF093A7

But KCA was the only one present and only testifier. Anyone interested in what we offered?

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