Kauaʻi County Council returns to all in-person meetings; testimony not accepted via ICT
Effective March 22, the Kaua‘i County Council will return to all in-person meetings and will no longer be accepting testimony via interactive conference technology, also known as ICT.
This change was prompted by Hawaiʻi State statutes, which impose potentially disruptive requirements on meetings using interactive conference technology, even if no one is logged in to testify via the technology and all councilmembers are present at the meeting in-person.
If the connection is interrupted or lost, the meeting must be recessed and possibly terminated, which would then void any agenda items that were pending prior to the connection interruption. This would result in delays necessary to post a new meeting agenda.
Additionally, any technical issues with the ICT link stated on the agenda cannot be cured and would also invalidate the meeting and require a new agenda posting.
Oral testimony will continue to be taken in-person and written testimony can be submitted to [email protected], faxed to 808-241-6349 or mailed to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division at 4396 Rice St., Suite 209, Līhu‘e, HI 96766.
All council and council committee meetings will continue to be livestreamed via the County’s website at www.kauai.gov/webcastmeetings.
For additional information, please contact the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division at 808-241-4188.