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The City Council made its final decisions for the upcoming year in November with a final vote, but it does not have to take effect until January 6.
After a month of deliberation, the City Council voted on Tuesday, December 13, to approve its budget for the upcoming fiscal year in order for it to put the funds to use. Council members voted 27-17 in favor of approving the proposed budget which was $19,847,837 less than projected with a deficit of $8,765,372.
The approved budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year was $27,541,921. It was $3.4 million less than the Fiscal Year 2018 approved budget.
The City Council approved the 2019-2020 municipal budget on Tuesday, December 13, 2018 by a vote of 28-19 to approve the budget. The Council also approved a special appropriation of $15,000 for the City of the Year Award sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu Authority.
The meeting agenda shows a draft agenda and a summary of the actions taken to date.
City Council approved a motion by Chairwoman Joan Murayama to refer an ordinance, which would prohibit the operation of the private waste transfer stations in downtown Honolulu, to the committee. This motion was amended by Council member Lorena Gonzalez to include the addition of an amendment dealing with the issuance of permits.
The City Council unanimously approved a resolution requesting a review by the Department of Health (DOH) for the issuance of permits by U.S. Cellular on Kakaako.
A motion, adopted by Councilmember Dan Nakasone, to waive the City of Honolulu’s legal requirements for a non-precipitation storm event on August 24, 2018 was unanimously approved on Tuesday, December 13. The motion was amended by Council member Ann Kobayashi to state there were no significant events that would bring the city into conflict with the U.S. Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation on August 24, 2018.
At the December 15, 2018 meeting, the City Council passed a resolution to appoint an inter-agency committee to review, and report back to the Council on