Offices open for public testimony across Maui County
by Kelly Takaya King
KIHEI, Hawai’i—Six Maui County Council offices are open throughout the county to obtain information about pending legislation or upcoming meetings and as sites to provide live testimony at a council or committee meeting, Councilmember Kelly Takaya King announced today.
King holds the council seat for the South Maui residency area and said she frequently participates in council and committee meetings from the council office in Kihei at the Maui Research and Technology Park. She said the council has also opened offices in Hāna, Kaunakakai, Lāhainā, Lāna‘i City and Pā‘ia for the convenience of Maui County residents.
“The council offices give Maui County residents a nearby place to stop in and meet, connect to the business of the County Council and receive essential information for being citizens engaged in the council’s legislative process,” said King, who is in her third council term. “These locations provide individuals with a convenient and accessible way to provide remote testimony to the County Council and its committees.”
King said residents can access the council’s offices Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays, during the following hours, subject to change based on staffing availability:
East Maui Council Residency Area
Hāna Cultural Center & Museum
4974 Uakea Rd.
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
South Maui Council Residency Area
1305 N. Holopono St., Ste. 9
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
West Maui Council Residency Area
Old Lāhainā Center
845 Wainee St., Ste. 205
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Molokai Council Residency Area
100 Ainoa St.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lāna‘i Council Residency Area
Lāna‘i Community Center
8th Street, Lāna‘i City
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.)
Makawao-Ha‘ikū-Pā‘ia Council Residency Area
401 Baldwin Ave., Ste. 102
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
King said residents of Central Maui may find it convenient to testify in person in the Council Chamber at the County Building, 200 S. High St., Wailuku. The Office of Council Services and Office of the County Clerk are also housed at the county seat of Wailuku, she said.
County Council offices are following the guidance of the state Department of Health for COVID-19 safe practices. Please see the updated guidance online: https://hawaiicovid19.com/guidance-documents/.
Members of the public can also view council and committee meetings on Akaku Channel 53 and provide testimony via the videoconference link or phone number listed on each meeting agenda at MauiCounty.us/agendas.
For more information, visit MauiCounty.us or contact the Office of Council Services at (808) 270-7838.