Fiscal Year 2016 Budget deliberations
The Budget Ordinance is the county’s financial plan for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2015. It determines how much money each department receives to provide services such as fire and police protection, public transportation, water and refuse collection, and how much is collected from the public through taxes and fees.
“It is critical to hear from the public how the council should prioritize taxpayers’ money – it’s their money,” Budget and Finance Committee Chair Riki Hokama said. “My goal is to come up with a fiscally prudent and balanced budget that will make sure key county services are maintained.”
The budget also sets forth the amount of grant money offered to community organizations and establishes funding levels for capital improvement projects, such as road paving, park improvements and water system upgrades.
Written testimonies may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing BF-1.
- June 5, 2015: Bill 38 (2015)
- May 26, 2015: Committee report 15-53
- May 26, 2015: Committee Report 15-52
PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET FOR THE COUNTY OF MAUI (CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT RESERVE FUND BILLS)
- April 27, 2015: Budget and Finance Committee Chair Riki Hokama’s proposed FY 2016 budget
FY 2016 RATES AND FEES (APPENDIX B)
- March 24, 2015: Proposed FY 2016 Budget by Mayor Alan Arakawa
Look for FY2016 Budget meetings in the calendar: http://mauicounty.us/calendar/ or view PDF copies of the agenda below:
- May 26 Council meeting – First reading
- May 26 Public Hearing – FY 2016 Budget
- May 15 Public Hearing – Real property tax rates
- May 15 Public Hearing – Motor vehicle weight tax rates
- May 15 Public Hearing – Fuel Tax rates
- March 31 through April 2, April 6, April 8 through April 10
- District meetings agenda
- April 23, 6 p.m.: Public Hearing Notice: Capital Program
- April 13 through April 16 and April 20 through April 24
Schedule for county departments
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notification. Please call the Budget and Finance Committee staff at 270-7838 if you have any concerns.
- April 1 – Finance, Mayor’s Office (excluding Office of Economic Development grants), Department of Management, Prosecuting Attorney, Department of the Corporation Counsel
- April 2 – Planning Department, Department of Parks and Recreation, Personnel Services
- April 6 – Department of Parks and Recreation (Recreation and Support Services programs), Department of Personnel Services, Department of Public Works, Department of Environmental Management
- April 8 – Discussion on county rates and fees
- April 9 – Department of Housing and Human Concerns (excluding grants), Department of Liquor Control, Department of Civil Defense
- April 10 – Department of Water Supply
- April 13 – Budget overview, revenues and countywide costs
- April 14 – Police Department, Department of Environmental Management, Office of Council Services
- April 15 – Capital Improvement Projects: Police Department, Fire and Public Safety, Department of Public Works, Department of Management
- April 16 – Capital Improvement Projects: Department of Transportation, Finance Department, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Environmental Management, Department of Water Supply
- April 20 – Real property tax deliberation
- April 21 – Grants: Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Human Concerns
- April 22 – Grants: Office of Economic Development
- April 23 – TBA
- April 24 – County Clerk, County Auditor, Office of Council Services
The Budget and Finance Committee will hold evening meetings throughout Maui County next month to receive community input on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
The meetings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., except for the Molokai and the joint Wailuku-Kahului district meetings, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to testify.
- Thursday, April 2, Kihei Community Center, 303 East Lipoa St., Kihei
- Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., Kaunakakai School, 30 Ailoa St., Kaunakakai, Molokai
- Thursday, April 9, Haiku Park and Community Center, Pilialoha Street, Haiku
- Monday, April 13, Hana Community Center, 5091 Uakea Rd., Hana
- Wednesday, April 15, Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina
- Friday, April 17, Lanai Senior Center, 309 7th St., Lanai City, Lanai
- Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m., Lihikai Elementary School, 335 S. Papa Ave., Kahului
- Wednesday, April 22, Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St., Pukalani
Testimony will be accepted at every district meeting and at each committee meeting conducted in the Council Chamber.
Each testifier will be allowed to speak for three minutes per meeting. If a testifier wishes to submit written testimony, 18 copies are requested. For tips, visit How To Testify.
For special accommodations during any of the meetings, please call 270-7838 at least three days in advance.
Remote Testimony Sites
Council District Office
Hana Community Center
5091 Uakea Road
Council District Office
Lanai Community Center
Lanai City, Hawaii
Council District Office
100 Ainoa Street
Office of Council Services
200 South High Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 270-7838 (phone)
(800) 272-0098 (toll-free from Lanai)
(800) 272-0026 (toll-free from Molokai)
(808) 270-7686 (fax)
Michele Yoshimura, Mark Pigao, Jordan Molina and Yvette Bouthillier
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