Last week, on June 21, Councilmember Elle Cochran requested the Arakawa Administration consider proposing an amendment to the FY2019 budget, following concerns from the community regarding fee increases for use of county facilities. In the new budget, fees were increased by $20. Many community members use these county spaces and rely on the low cost of access to share their … [Read more...] about MAUI COUNTY BUDGET NEWS: Councilmember Elle Cochran apologizes for FY 2019 rate increases and requests Arakawa propose budget amendments
More than an expense sheet, a government budget is a moral document. It tells the story of a community’s needs, the priorities of elected officials and the government’s responsiveness. Allotments of money reflect the relative value placed on programs, institutions and infrastructure, and are a blueprint for the year to come. As deliberations on the fiscal year 2019 budget … [Read more...] about Who’s Getting Your Money? Taking a Look at Maui County’s Budget Priorities
While the National Security Agency continues to collect and store unprecedented amounts of data from millions of U.S. citizens, it appears the County of Maui can’t even archive emails more than three years old. “Don’t wait ‘til it’s too late,” a flyer posted in the county building warns employees. “Save your important emails. Starting June 1, 2018: ALL EMAILS older than 3 years … [Read more...] about Is the county trying to cover its tracks with a mass email purge?
1. During the Maui Police Department’s St. Patrick’s Day Impaired Driving Campaign, the department issued 325 citations, the MPD announced on Mar. 23. How many actual impaired driving arrests did officers make that weekend, according to the department’s announcement? A. 10 B. 18 C. 68 D. 104 E. 229 2. On Mar. 23. Mayor Alan Arakawa delivered a proposed $882.6 million … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposed budget?