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Hawaii County Redistricting Commission Hearings set for Kona and Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE

Pursuant to §92-41, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (hereinafter “HRS”), notice is hereby given that public hearings will be held by the Hawai‘i County Redistricting Commission for the purpose of taking public testimony regarding the adoption of a redistricting plan that will establish the geographic boundaries of the County Council districts which will be in place for the next 10 years. Pursuant to Section 3-17 (e) of the Hawai‘i County Charter, one public hearing will be held in East Hawai‘i and one in West Hawai‘i.

  • November 21, 2011 (Monday) 6:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, West Hawai‘i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • November 22, 2011 (Tuesday) 6:00 p.m. at the Hilo Council Chambers, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Large Scale Maps of the Commission’s Draft Plan, showing detail of the Council District Boundaries, will be available for viewing at the Public Hearings. The Draft Plan is also available on the Redistricting Commission’s web page: www.co.hawaii.hi.us/council/re…

Submitting Testimony: All persons desiring to express their views on the above matter may do so orally at the hearings and must register with the Redistricting Commission Secretary. Those submitting written testimony at the hearings should bring eleven copies for distribution. Testimony may also be submitted: (1) by mail to the Redistricting Commission, 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (2) by facsimile to (808) 329-4786; or (3) by e-mail to keoff@co.hawaii.hi.us. For testimony received via e-mail or fax, copies will be distributed at the hearing when transmitted in a timely manner. All oral and written testimony will be made a part of the public record.

Videoconferencing will be available at the above Hilo and Kona locations as well as:

  • Kona Council Office, West Hawai‘i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway, Building A
  • Waimea Council Office, Holomua Center, 64-1067 Māmalahoa Highway, Suite 5
  • Pāhoa Council Office, Pāhoa Marketplace, 15-2660 Pāhoa Village Road, Room 105

If for technical or other unanticipated circumstances the video connection cannot be made and/or is disrupted, the scheduled public hearing will continue.

The meeting place is accessible for persons with disabilities. Persons who need special accommodations for these hearings should call at least two business days prior to the hearing(s). Relay users please call (711) (323-4264) to contact our office.

If you have any questions regarding these public hearings, please call Commission Secretary, Karen Eoff at 323-4264.

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