Hawaiʻi County GET Surcharge Community Meetings

Feb 12, 2018

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Community meetings on Hawaiʻi County's General Excise Tax bill are set for this week.

The County Council is considering a measure that would raise the Big Island's GET surcharge to a one-half percent - or half a penny for every dollar.

West Hawaii Today reported Mayor Harry Kim asked the County Council to approve the measure last week - saying "I have no other choice except this on the table."

A list of the meetings, times and places are located below:

February 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM
Yano Hall
82-6156 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook
Council member Maile David will be in attendance.

February 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM
WHCC - Building A - Council Chambers
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona
Council members Karen Eoff and Dru Kanuha will be in attendance.

February 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, Hilo
Council members Sue Lee Loy and Aaron Chung will be in attendance

February 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Naʻālehu Community Center
95-5635 Mamalahoa Highway, Naʻālehu
Council member Maile David will be in attendance

February 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Volcano Cooper Center
19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano
Council member Maile David will be in attendance

February 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Kohala Intergenerational Center (behind Hisaoka Gym)
54-3853 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaʻau
Council member Tim Richards will be in attendance

February 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Kulaimano Community Center
28-2892 Alia Street, Pepeekeo
Council member Val Poindexter will be in attendance

February 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Waikoloa Middle School Cafeteria
68-1730 Hooko Street, Waikoloa
Council member Tim Richards will be in attendance

February 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Pahoa Community Center (Puna)
15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pahoa
Council members Eileen O'Hara and Jen Ruggles will be in attendance

March 4, 2018 - 2:00 PM
NHERC North Hawaiʻi Education & Research Center
45-539 Plumeria Street, Honokaʻa
Council member in Val Poindexter will be in attendance

March 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Waimea Elementary School Cafeteria
67-1225 Hawaiʻi Belt Road, Kamuela
Council member Tim Richards will be in attendance.