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Hawaii County Council Fuel Tax Public Hearing April 19, 2022

by Thunda

Hawaii County Council is hosting a public meeting for the purpose of considering a reduced fuel tax rate for the County of Hawai‘i.

The meeting is planned for:

DATE: April 19, 2022 (Tuesday)

TIME: 5:00 p.m.

PLACE: West Hawai‘i Civic Center Council Chambers

74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy., Bldg. A

Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i

The County Council will consider reducing the fuel tax rate as follows:
Fuel Tax on Liquid Fuel Rates
(Diesel On-Highway and Gasoline On-Highway)
Current Rate 23.0 cents
Proposed Rate 13.0 cents

Council Members will be participating via ICT at the:

  • Hilo Council Chambers, Hawai‘i County Building, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1401.
    Members of the public may also attend from this location.
    Public attendance via Courtesy Site is available at the following locations:
  • Pāhoa Council Office, 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road; and
  • Waimea Council Office, Parker Square, 65-1279 Kawaihae Road, Suite 109.

If a courtesy site is unavailable and/or participation is disrupted, the scheduled meeting will continue.

Oral Public Testimony via Zoom:

To provide oral testimony via Zoom, email or call (808) 961-8255 to complete the registration process and obtain meeting login information. Please contact our office to register by 12:00 noon, Monday, April 18, 2022.

Submitting Written Testimony:

The Council encourages the public to submit thoughts, comments, and input via written testimony to Council Members prior to the meeting. To ensure timely delivery to Council Members prior to the meeting, written testimony must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, April 18, 2022, by:

  • (1) email to;
  • (2) facsimile to (808) 961-8912; or (3) mail to the County Clerk’s Office in Hilo at25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawai‘i, 96720. All written testimony, regardless of time of receipt, will be made part of the permanent record. Please submit separate testimony for each item.

 Live Stream of Public Hearing:

To view the live stream of this meeting, at the scheduled meeting start time, Go to this LINK.

Please call 961-8255 if the Council’s streaming location is not functioning. If the Council’s stream is deemed inoperable, the following address will be provided for the live stream and should be used by clicking here

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, call 961-8255 as soon as possible, preferably by April 14, 2022. If a response is received after this date, every effort will be made to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but there is no guarantee the request can be filled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

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