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2016 Op. Haw. Att'y Gen. 1 (2016)

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           STATE OF HAWAII
  OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
OFFICE  OF INFORMATION   PRACTICES
         NO 1 CAPITOL DISTRICT BUILDING
         250 SOUTH HOTEL STREET SUiTE 107
           HONOLULUL HAWAlII 96813
     Telephone (808 586 1400  FAX (808) -86 1-112
            E MAIL oqp@hawagov


CHERYL KAKAZU PARK
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DECISION


Requester:
Board:
Date:
Subject:


Mr. James R. Smith
Maui County Council
July 24, 2015
Councilmember  Attendance at Kula Community Association
Meeting (S APPEAL  13-1)


REQUEST FOR DECISION


      Requester seeks a decision as to whether the Maui County Council (Council)
violated the Sunshine Law when three Councilmembers and the Maui County
Mayor (Mayor) participated in the Kula Community Association (KCA) Community
Meeting on February 19, 2013.

      Unless otherwise indicated, this decision is based upon the facts presented in
Requester's communications to OIP: a facsimile transmittal with attachment dated
February 21, 2015; a letter dated February 27, 2013; two e-mails dated March 15,
2013; two e-mails with attachments dated April 15, 2013; e-mails dated April 17,
19, and 22, 2013; an e-mail with attachment dated February 10, 2014; two e-mails
(one with attachment) dated February 12, 2014; an e-mail dated February 14, 2015;
and the Council's response to this appeal dated April 12, 2013, provided by the
Maui County Corporation Counsel.

                        QUESTIONS PRESENTED

      1.    Whether the Sunshine Law allowed three members of the Council to
attend the KCA Community  Meeting.


OIP Op. Ltr. No. Fl6-01


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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is authorized to resolve complaints
concerning compliance with or applicability of the Sunshine Law, Part I of
chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), pursuant to sections 92-1.5 and 92F-
42(18), HRS, and chapter 2-73, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR).

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