NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Resolution No. 2019-53
RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CHARTER AMENDMENT RELATING TO
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE CHIEF OF POLICE
This Resolution proposes to amend the Charter of the County of Kaua’i by amending Article XI, Section 11.04 relating to the chief of police. The amendment would increase the required minimum years of training and experience in law enforcement from five (5) years to fifteen (15). At least three (3) of those years would need to be in performing management-level duties at the rank of lieutenant or higher (compared to the current requirement of three (3) years in a responsible, administrative capacity). The amendment would also create minimum education qualifications by requiring that the chief of police to have a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice, business administration, public administration, or a similar administrative field.
If this Resolution is adopted by the Kaua’i County Council, this proposed amendment will be submitted for a vote by the electorate on the 2020 General Election ballot.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Resolution are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Resolution at their subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution No. 2019-53 which on first reading was ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on October 23, 2019, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Cowden, Evslin, Kagawa, Kuali’i, Kaneshiro TOTAL – 6,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Brun TOTAL – 1,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
October 24, 2019 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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