Throughout his election campaign, Bryan Baptiste promised to open up government to the people if elected the next mayor of Kaua’i.
Baptiste, who was officially sworn in as mayor Dec. 2, has announced he will enhance public access to county offices by moving nine reserved parking stalls in front of the Mo’ikeha Building at the County’s civic center to county parking areas by the Kaua’i Museum formerly used by the Kaua’i County Police Dispatch division.
“This is just one of the many changes I plan to make to create a more open government environment,” Baptiste said. “It should be convenient for the public to visit us.”
The affected stalls included those for the mayor, public information officer and director of finance. The move was to be made by the end of the workday on Tuesday.
The new public stalls will have a two-hour parking limit, and should be used for county business only, Baptiste said.
Reserved stalls for volunteers with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will remain in front of the Mo’ikeha Building.