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Residents Encouraged to Complete Maui Community Survey

October 3, 2011, 7:34 AM HST
* Updated October 3, 10:07 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Sandy Baz. Photo courtesy, County of Maui.

The next in a series of public meetings on the county budget gets underway tonight in South Maui.

As part of the budget process, the county is encouraging residents to fill out the 2011 County of Maui Community Survey, which will be available at the upcoming meetings.  The survey is also available online at www.mauicounty.gov/communitysurvey.

Results from the survey will help Budget Office staff to properly prioritize county projects and funding. Questions cover all the county’s public services and asks whether residents are satisfied or dissatisfied.

“This is a way for county residents to get the most for their money,” said Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa.

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“Our tax dollars go toward funding police and fire, sewer and water, garbage pickup and other services so this is your chance to help us run a more effective, efficient and responsive government,” he said.

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County Budget Director Sandy Baz said the survey is an extension of the Community Budget Meetings which are being held all over Maui County.

“This is just another way for Maui’s citizens to give us their input,” Baz said.

Copies of the survey will also be brought to the remaining Community Budget Meetings listed below:

  • Kihei/Makena: Monday, October 3, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Kihei Community Center
  • Paia/Haiku: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Paia Community Center
  • Lahaina: Monday, October 24, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center
  • Makawao/Pukalani/Kula: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center
  • Kahului/Wailuku: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CDBG Public Hearing, 6 p.m. Budget Meeting at the Velma Santos Community Center
  • Lanai: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CDBG Public Hearing, 6 p.m. Budget Meeting at the Lanai Senior Center
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