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Panel set to discuss appointments to the Charter Commission

The Maui News

A Maui County Council committee will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the process for selecting the 2021-22 Maui County Charter Commission.

Council Member Mike Molina, chairman of the Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee, explained in a news release that the commission is set up every 10 years to review the Maui County Charter, the guiding document for county government. In November, voters approved a charter amendment that allows the mayor to appoint two and the council to appointment nine of the 11-member commission by March 1. Previously, the mayor had appointed all 11 with council confirmation.

According to the charter, the commission studies and reviews county government operations and proposes amendments or drafts a new charter, which must be submitted to the County Clerk within 16 months of appointment.

Molina said the committee will also consider amendments to the rules of the council at the same meeting.

Members of the public can view the meeting on Akaku channel 53 or provide testimony via video conference link or phone number listed on the agenda at mauicounty.us/agendas.

For instructions on submitting written testimony, visit mauicounty.us/testify/.

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