UPDATE 3/1/20 In response to members input on county charter potential changes, while these 2 committee approved ( on 2/25/20)  ones move on to full Council likely this month, there are many more under consideration. Our guess is the two which were deferred and some new ones will likely be on the next GET committee agenda. So we await committee chair Mike Molina’s decision. 

2/25/30  #kihei.  KCA was one of only two testifiers to offer oral input on proposed County Charter Amendments  at this afternoon’s committee meeting While there were a total of four proposed amendments on the agenda  https://mauicounty.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=764292&GUID=77ED3AAD-5D0F-4A97-B904-FFF00F4DA7E3   the committee ran out of time after approving the first two, both from So Maui member Kelly King.

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT (CHANGING COUNCIL AND
MAYORAL TERMS TO START ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN
DECEMBER FOLLOWING A GENERAL ELECTION) (GET-10(6))

and

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT (ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE
OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AND PROVIDING FOR THE
APPOINTMENT OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AS THE COUNTY’S
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER) (GET-10(5))

KCA testified in support of all four, so we hope our urging will also be reflected when the committee reconvenes at a future date. When these two and any future ones go to the full council’s two readings, they require a “super majority” ( 6 votes) to be able to go on this November’s ballot for voter decision.

 

GET Committee Chair Mike Molina

GET Committee Vice Chair Keani Rawlins-Fernandez

East Maui member Shane Sinenci

KCA member Mark Hyde