LIHUE – Some key issues will be considered by the Kauai County Council Wednesday.
A resolution charter amendment, if passed, would give Kauai voters the opportunity to vote on ending term limits for County Council members, who are currently limited to four, two-year terms.
The amendment was proposed by Council Vice Chair Ross Kagawa in late January.
If the council votes in favor of the resolution, it would go on November’s ballot for voters to decide.
A resolution opposing House Bill1665 relating to proposed changes in how the transient accommodations tax is dispersed to counties throughout Hawaii will also be heard.
If passed, the house bill would change the method of allocating TAT revenues to counties, based on reimbursements, create a tax credit program for primary residential property owners who don’t provide transient accommodations and proposes to cap the amount that a particular community may receive in reimbursements.
If the resolution is adopted, it will be sent to Kauai’s legislative delegation as well as several legislative committees.
Also being discussed are amendments to a bill that would allow homeowners to construct additional rental units.
This story was changed to reflect the resolution on term limits would be on the ballot in November.