Council approves $260.3M budget

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Kimo Mundon pushes daughter Jahnei Alisna in a special racing wheelchair along Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the Eastside coastal path, in 2019. The path will get its own park ranger in fiscal 2022-23, which begins July 1.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Sarah Tochiki ends the nationwide “Taps Across America” event by performing on the steps of the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e, where the County Council meets.

LIHU‘E — After a months-long process, the County Council gave final approval Wednesday to the fiscal year 2022-23 county operating budget of $260.3 million and capital improvement projects budget of $50.9 million.