(Editor’s Note: Below is an alert sent via email by Debbie Hecht.)
Council meetings 4x per year in Kona- Resolution 267-09 Â aims to reduce council meetings in Kona to once every 4 months, because the cost is $7,165.00 each time the council meets in Kona. Introduced by Donald Ikeda. Â I am assuming that this is the cost of staff and council members’ travel and lodging and room rental at the Sheraton.Â (It would be interesting to hear the exact average expenses).Â Remember the West Hawaii Civic Center should be completed at the end of 2010, so we will have a place for council meetings, which will reduce the expense of the room rental. Â At best, this is a stop/gap measure.
If you want to testify in person, the Council meeting is in Hilo still at the Ben Franklin Building or you can testify at the Kona council office and the Waimea office at 9 a.m. Read more