Kaua‘i Community Advisory Council to receive input on bills, Tuesday

The Kaua‘i Community Advisory Council will seek public input on legislative bills that are currently being reviewed by Gov. Linda Lingle, Tuesday, in Lihu‘e.

The meeting is open to all and will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Moikeha Building, meeting rooms 2A/2B, 4444 Rice St.

The Community Advisory Council will focus on House Bill 2872 SD2 CD2, relating to the Koke‘e recreational residences and requires the state to directly negotiate with existing leaseholders. The bill also establishes a Koke‘e State Park Advisory Council.

Bills passed by the Legislature are currently undergoing a comprehensive review process by the Lingle-Aiona Administration, which includes soliciting input from the public via the council.

The governor must notify the Legislature by June 23 of any bills she is considering vetoing.

She must take action on all bills by July 8. Any bills not signed or vetoed will automatically become law without the governor’s signature.

Lingle created community advisory councils to give the Neighbor Islands a stronger voice in state government. The Kaua‘i Community Advisory Council holds monthly public meetings to seek community input and advise the governor of important issues, public priorities and recommendations for state boards and commissions.

The members of the Kaua‘i Community Advisory Council are James Anakalea, Stewart Burley, Linda Collins, Vilamor Galiza, James Itamura, Maka‘ala Ka‘aumoana, Barbara Smith, Matt Takata (chair), and Leo Trinidad.

To request an auxiliary aid or service (sign language interpreter, large print materials), contact the Governor’s Office at (808) 274-3100 or kauaigov@hawaii.gov

For more information, visit www.hawaii.gov/gov

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