Mayor Kim Issues Supplemental Proclamation regarding Board Meetings and Extension of County Permit Deadlines
Mayor Harry Kim issued a Supplementary Emergency Proclamation on Tuesday (March 24) regarding the suspension of Board and Commission meetings and hearings, as well as the extension of County permits deadlines.
The Supplementary Proclamation just issued invokes Section 127A-13(b)(1) Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, as amended.
“The following shall be suspended during this state of emergency:
(1) Meetings and Hearings.
Meetings or hearings, including contested case hearings, conducted by boards and commissions established under the Charter or the Hawaiʻi County Code are suspended, provided that meetings or hearings may be conducted to the extent the Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi has suspended the requirements of Chapters 91 (administrative procedures) and 92 (public agency meetings and records), HRS, and sufficient capability exists to conduct such meetings or hearings by telephone or video conference as determined by the County department providing administrative assistance to the board or commission.
(2) Permit Deadlines and Automatic Approvals.
Any deadline or automatic approval imposed by the Hawaiʻi County Code or an administrative rule of any County department, officer, board, committees, and/or commissions is hereby continued to the latter of the following: 60 days after the date of this Second Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated March 24, 2020, as may be extended; or 60 days from the date of the current deadline or automatic approval date.
This suspension does not extend the time to perform any permit condition of an existing permit that has already been approved.
The Supplemental Proclamation will continue for 60 days, to May 22, 2020, or until further action by the Mayor’s Office.