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Public Hearing Scheduled For Resolution Proposing Decrease to County Fuel Tax

March 31, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated March 31, 10:44 AM
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A Hawaiʻi County Council member is proposing a decrease to the county’s fuel tax and the public will have a chance to weigh in on the resolution next week.

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Councilman Matt Kānealiʻi-Kleinfelder, chairman of the Council’s Finance Committee, is sponsoring Resolution 363-22, which proposes to immediately decrease the county fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon for liquid fuels. The current tax is 51 cents per gallon.

The resolution’s goal is to reduce the price of a gallon of gasoline on the Big Island, according to a press release from the council member’s office.

The Finance Committee will have a public hearing for Resolution 363-22 during its meeting Tuesday, April 5. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. To see the agenda, click here.

In-person testimony can be made during the meeting, which will be conducted in Hilo Council Chambers at Room 1401 on the first floor of the county building at 25 Aupuni St. in Hilo.

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Those who want to provide testimony remotely can email [email protected] or call 808-961-8255 to complete the registration process and receive information about how to join via Zoom video conferencing. Those who would like to submit written testimony can do so by emailing to [email protected], faxing to 808-961-8912 or mailing the County Clerk’s Office at 25 Aupuni St. in Hilo. The deadline for Zoom testimony registration or written testimony submission is noon Monday, April 4.

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