NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Kaua’i County’s Board of Ethics will hold a public hearing in the Boards & Commissions Conference Room of the Pi`ikoi Building, located at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 300, Lihu’e, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, on May 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter, for purposes of hearing and receiving public testimony and comments from all interested persons regarding the following item:
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE
KAUA`I COUNTY BOARD OF ETHICS
RULES AND REGULATIONS – PART I
The Kaua’i County Board of Ethics (the “Board”) has proposed to amend Rule 3 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations to expand the categories of individuals required to file disclosures as well as to clarify that the disclosures of regulatory employees are not open for public inspection. The particular changes are as described below. Rule material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New material is underscored.
RULE 3: DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
3.1 WHO MUST FILE
(a) [The mayor, councilpersons, all department heads and deputies, members of boards and commissions and the purchasing agent] The Mayor, Councilpersons, Managing Director, heads and deputies of all departments, agencies, and divisions, members of boards and commissions, the purchasing administrator, and regulatory employees shall be required to file the disclosure pursuant to the Code of Ethics.
(b) All candidates for elective office shall be required to file disclosure pursuant to the Code of Ethics within seven (7) days of filing nomination papers.
3.2 PUBLIC INFORMATION
Disclosures filed with the Board are public record, except for disclosures filed by regulatory employees, which shall not be open to public inspection. It is provided however that the personal contact information consisting of address and phone number shall be redacted before release of the document by the Office of Boards & Commissions to a member of the public.
A copy of the proposed amendments will be mailed to any interested person who requests a copy and pay the required fees for the copy and the postage. Requests may be made by phone, email, or by mail. All requests may be addressed to Anela Segreti, Administrative Specialist I, Office of Boards and Commissions, County of Kaua’i, located at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 300, Lihu’e, Hawai’i 96766. Phone (808) 241-4917. Email: email@example.com. Requests may be made up to and including the date of the public hearing.
The proposed amendments maybe reviewed in person between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding State of Hawai’i holidays), at the Office of Boards and Commissions. Proposed amendments may be reviewed any time up to and including the date of the public hearing.
All interested persons may submit data, views, arguments, or other testimony orally or in writing, or both, concerning the proposed rule amendments any time up to and including the date of the public hearing.
The Board may impose a time limit for each person presenting testimony at the hearing.
BY THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS
Kelly Gentry, Chairperson
NOTE: Special accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request five (5) days prior to the hearing date. Please call the Office of Boards and Commissions, County of Kaua’i, located at 4444 Rice Street, #300, Lihu’e, Hawai’i 96766. Phone: (808) 241-4917. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.