Pub­lic hear­ing set for Fri­day

The Maui News - - COUNTY/ IN BRIEF -

A pub­lic hear­ing on the Maui County Coun­cil’s pro­posed fis­cal 2019 bud­get will be held at 9 a.m. Fri­day in the eighth-floor Coun­cil Cham­bers of the Kalana O Maui Build­ing in Wailuku.

The full coun­cil is sched­uled to take a first-read­ing vote on the bud­get drafted by the Bud­get and Fi­nance Com­mit­tee.

The com­mit­tee has come up with a nearly $753 mil­lion bud­get, which is $67 mil­lion, or around 8 per­cent, less than Mayor Alan Arakawa’s pro­posed bud­get of nearly $820 mil­lion.

The bud­get will need to un­dergo a sec­ond and final read­ing be­fore it heads to Arakawa’s desk for final ac­tion.

The full coun­cil has un­til June 10 to take ac­tion on the bud­get; other­wise, the mayor’s pro­posed bud­get be­comes law. The bud­get goes into ef­fect July 1.

To view the com­mit­tee’s bud­get, go to mauicounty.us/agen­das/ and click on the Fri­day coun­cil meet­ing agenda.

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