Maui County Council rejects limiting commission

Maui County Council rejects limiting commission

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The Maui County Council is rejecting a resolution for a charter amendment proposal limiting the powers of a public commission that reviews county operations.

The measure would have placed the commission under the control of the county auditor.

The Maui News reports the council voted 8-0 on Tuesday to forego placing the resolution on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Council Member Stacy Crivello says the county auditor and the Cost of Government Commission have separate roles.

Former commission member Ron Kawahara says the county needs the oversight. Kawahara noted that the police and fire departments each have a commission overseeing their agencies.

The Cost of Government Commission promotes economy, efficiency and improved county services. It submits an annual report to the mayor and council.

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