Attend Meetings ★ Submit Testimony
We invite you to attend and participate in the formulation of legislation and public policy for Hawai‘i County.
Committee meetings and Council meetings are held twice a month either at the Council Chambers located in Hilo or Kona:
25 Aupuni Street
West Hawai‘i Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway
Your participation is also welcome at the following locations:
15-2710 Kauhale Street
64-1067 Māmalahoa Highway, Suite 5
95-5669 Māmalahoa Highway
Please check the meeting agenda(s) on our Agendas and Actions web page about participating or testifying at these locations.
Giving or submitting testimony…
Oral Public Testimony: Oral public testimony is heard at the beginning of each Committee or Council meeting for items on the agenda. Oral public testimony is limited to three (3) minutes per agenda item.
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
County Clerk will accept receipt of your written public testimony:
- By mail to: Office of the County Clerk ● 25 Aupuni Street ● Hilo, HI
By facsimile to: (808) 961-8912
By e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Committee meeting. When submitting written public testimony at a Committee meeting, please see a Committee 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.
* Video Public
Testimony: Those submitting video testimony may
email a complete web address (url) to email@example.com
before 12:00 noon on the business day prior to the meeting. The email
indicate the appropriate Committee or Council meeting, the meeting date, agenda item
(communication, bill, resolution, or report number), and number of testifiers on the
submittal. Each video submittal shall be limited to a single agenda
item. Video submittals may contain up to three (3) individual
shall each be up to three (3) minutes in length. Video testimony will not be
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
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
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.
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