Mayor submits proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 | News
LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. this afternoon submitted to the County Council his proposed budget for fiscal year 2012–2013.
The mayor is seeking approval of a $172.3 million operating budget and a $61.5 million capital improvement program. His proposed operating budget represents a 4.5 percent increase over the current fiscal year, and is largely due to an increase in fixed costs.
“While I feel confident that the financial decisions we’ve made over the past two years have been sound and prudent, there are still significant challenges ahead,” said the mayor. “We look forward to productive dialogue between now and May 8, and to submitting a final proposal that will carry us through to financial stability and maintain the critical importance of service to our people, not only for next year, but for many years to come.”
To view the mayor’s proposed budget for FY2013 in its entirety and his accompanying message, please go to the county website, www.kauai.gov in the What’s New section.
Mayor Carvalho will present his State of the County address tomorrow, March 16. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Līhu'e Civic Center in the Pi‘ikoi Building.
The presentation will be available for viewing on the county website, www.kauai.gov, starting tomorrow afternoon. It will also air on Hoike, channel 53, for a week following the presentation, beginning tomorrow. For broadcast times, please go to www.hoike.org.
Anyone requiring special assistance or an auxiliary aid to attend the mayor’s address is asked to contact the mayor’s office prior to the event by phone at 241-4900 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.