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Council Agenda and Actions


Council meetings are held twice a month either at the Council Chambers at the County Building in Hilo, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1401, or in the Council Chambers at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center in Kona at 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway, Building A.  The public can also participate in meetings at the Pāhoa Council District Office at 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road (Old Pāhoa Police Substation),  and at the Waimea Council Office, at the Holumua Center, 64-1067, Māmalahoa Highway, Suite 5.

We invite you to attend and participate in the formulation of legislation and public policy for Hawai‘‘i County. Please click on COUNCIL AGENDA to view the list of Council agendas and meeting actions for specific meeting dates. For instructions in the use of the Council Agenda database and for retrieving agenda documents click on Instructions for Using Agendas and Actions Taken .

Oral Public Testimony: Oral public testimony is heard at the beginning of each Council meeting for items on the agenda.  Oral public testimony is limited to three (3) minutes per agenda item.

* Video Public Testimony:   Those submitting video testimony may email a complete web address (url) to   before 12:00 noon on the business day prior to the meeting.  The email shall indicate the appropriate Committee or Council meeting, the meeting date, agenda item (communication, bill, resolution, or report number), and number of testifiers on the video submittal.  Each video submittal shall be limited to a single agenda item.  Video submittals may contain up to three (3) individual testifiers and shall each be up to three (3) minutes in length.  Video testimony will not be played during the meeting; however, it will be distributed to Council Members prior to the meeting.  If submitted after the deadline, Council Members will receive the video testimony after the meeting.    The Office of the County Clerk reserves the right to refuse testimony containing inappropriate content or that is not in compliance with Rule 13 (Public Statements and Testimony) .

    * Allowable video formats are to be internet-based, downloadable, and accessible to this office and the general public; e.g. YouTube being the most commonly known but any, of similar functionality and format we can access and review, is acceptable.

Written Public Testimony:  The deadline for submission of written public testimony is   before 12:00 noon on the business day prior to the meeting.  The Office of the County Clerk will accept receipt of your written public testimony by mail to the Office of the County Clerk at 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720, by facsimile to (808) 961-8912; or by e-mail to .  Please submit separate written public testimony for each agenda item.

Written Public Testimony Submitted Past Deadline:  If you miss the deadline for written public testimony, the Office of the County Clerk will accept your written public testimony at the Council meeting.  When submitting written public testimony at a Council meeting, please see a Council Services staff person stationed at the front entrance of the Council room and provide them with your written public testimony.  The Office of the County Clerk advises that you bring fourteen (14) copies of the written public testimony to expedite distribution to the Council members during the meeting.

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