Please come to the County meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Historic County Building to testify for the need for an electric charging station at the Tech Center in Waimea, which is owned by the county. If there is enough testimony chances are very high one or more council members will be proposing an amendment to the Mayor’s operating budget
Any owners or supporters of electric cars who could testify as to the need for such a facility at the public hearing on the County Budget next Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Historic County Building would be really helpful to the cause. It is always more effective to have people show up in person and testify, but for those who can’t come to the hearing, they can help by submitting email testimony by May 9 ( budget decision-making starts on May 10). Email testimony can be submitted to CouncilTestimony@kauai.gov .
Testimony should be directed at the need for a Westside charging station and how that would help Kaua’i move forward toward a more sustainable land transportation system.
There will be no amendment on the floor at the time of testimony; that will come later. The testimony should focus on need and opportunity. The public hearing is a chance for members of the public to request that the county budget be a budget that addresses core needs and values of the community and moves us forward toward our vision for the future. It’s where the rubber meets the road. If a community goal is not reflected in the budget, we won’t get there.
Hope you can come to testify. I know it will really help.
If someone cannot come at 5 p.m. on Wednesday to the public hearing, they can also testify the next day before the county begins decision-making. That will be at 8:30 a.m.
There are sample testimonies as comment to this blogpost, please add more!