For immediate release: June 15, 2020
Press Release by:
Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair
Maui County Council
Council Vice-Chair Rawlins-Fernandez to host press conference on fiscal year 2021 budget on Tuesday
WAILUKU, Hawaii—Council Vice-Chair Keani Rawlins-Fernandez announced today she will hold a press conference on the County of Maui’s fiscal year 2021 budget at 4 p.m. on Tuesday via BlueJeans online platform.
Credentialed media are requested to attend online by video or phone.
Join online at https://bluejeans.com/772724868
Or dial 408-915-6290 and enter meeting code 772-724-868
Rawlins-Fernandez, chair of the Economic Development and Budget Committee, intends to discuss the details of the council’s budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. The budget bills were sent to Mayor Victorino on June 9 and he has until June 19 to veto or approve.
As stated in the Committee’s report, the 2021 budget focuses on addressing “pressing community needs by prioritizing appropriations in social services, environmental protection, housing, and economic diversification and self sufficiency, including agriculture, food security, and food sustainability.”
“Given the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic impact on residents, we approached this year’s budget session with a spirit of innovation, collaboration and realism,” said Rawlins-Fernandez.
Rawlins-Fernandez expects to be joined by Committee Vice-Chair Kelly Takaya King and Council Chair Alice Lee, along with representatives of community groups receiving funding for programs and services in fiscal year 2021.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact council staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 270-7664.