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The Maui County Council is a nine-member legislative body of officials who are elected on at-large basis (i.e., all County voters can cast votes for all nine seats), one each from nine residency areas. Each Council member is elected for a two-year term.

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The Council is the legislative and policy-making body of the Maui County government, as provided by Section 2-2 of the Charter of the County of Maui: 'All powers of the county shall be carried into execution as provided by this charter, or, if the charter makes no provisions, as provided by ordinance or resolution of the county council.' 

As provided in Section 3-6 of the County Charter, the Council is specifically empowered to: 
  • Legislate taxes, rates, fees, assessments and special assessments, and to borrow money, subject to the limitations provided by law and the Charter of the County of Maui
  • Legislate appropriations for County purposes subject to the limitations provided by the Charter of the County of Maui
  • Conduct investigations of (a) the operation of any department or function of the County and (b) any subject upon which the Council may legislate
  • Fix the salaries of such employees and officers as may be necessary 
  • Require periodic and special reports from all County departments concerning their functions and operations. Such reports shall be requested and submitted by and through the mayor
  • Retain or employ, by a vote of two-thirds of its entire membership, special counsel (private attorneys) for any special matter presenting a real necessity for such employment. Any such employment shall specify the compensation, if any, to be paid for said services

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Council to consider renaming Kahului Pool and Upcountry field after youth mentors
WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Maui County Council will consider legislation to name the Kahului Pool and Upcountry field after youth mentors at its meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 9 a.m., Councilmember Don S. Guzman announced today. Read on...
White urges more early walk-in voting locations
WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Maui County Council adopted a resolution yesterday urging the County Clerk to increase the number of early walk-in voting locations throughout Maui County, Councilmember Mike White announced today. Read on...
Committee to consider roadside stands, tobacco ban at county parks
WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation Committee will meet on Friday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. to consider a bill to ban tobacco use in county parks, including beaches, and a resolution relating to roadside stands. Read on...
White urges support for Kalakupua playground restoration
WAILUKU, Hawaii – A bill to reallocate funding for repairs to the Kalakupua Playground at Giggle Hill in Haiku will be considered at the Budget and Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m., Councilmember Mike White announced today. Read on...
Councilmember Guzman proposes streamlining agricultural regulations
WAILUKU, Hawaii – Councilmember Don S. Guzman has introduced a resolution urging the administration to adopt a unified definition of “agriculture” and a single process to verify a property’s agricultural use, he announced today. Read on...
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