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“We are deeply concerned about the Senate position on the hotel room tax. The Senate proposal to cap the TAT (transient accommodations tax) distributions at $85 million for all of the counties represents a deep cut into our second largest source of revenue,” Mayor Kenoi said.

Mayor Kenoi expresses concern on possible cuts to TAT revenues

“We are deeply concerned about the Senate position on the hotel room tax. The Senate proposal to cap the TAT (transient accommodations tax) distributions at $85 million for all of the counties represents a deep cut into our second largest source of revenue,” Mayor Kenoi said.

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Kenoi attends Conference of Mayors in D.C.

Kenoi attends Conference of Mayors in D.C.

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi and Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last week to discuss strategy for diversifying agriculture. Kenoi discussed farming on the Big Island, which is home to more than 4,600 farm and livestock operations, representing 62 percent of the state’s total. Kenoi and Vilsack also discussed […]

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Mayors Kenoi, Carvalho endorse Hannemann

Mayors Kenoi, Carvalho endorse Hannemann

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and Kauai County Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. have endorsed Mufi Hannemann in his bid for the governor’s seat in September’s primary election. The announcement was made Wednesday on the steps of Honolulu Hale, where the three described the success of their collaboration through the Hawaii Council of Mayors […]

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Mayors join special campaign to promote Hawaii tourism

Mayors join special campaign to promote Hawaii tourism

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s four county mayors will join state and county tourism officials next week for a special marketing campaign in Los Angeles to promote Hawaii as a wonderful visitor destination. The special promotional campaign is entitled “Hawaii: A Thousand Reasons to Smile,” and was organized by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, its Island […]

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Mayors submit county collective bargaining package

Mayors submit county collective bargaining package

MEDIA RELEASE (Tuesday, June 16, 2009) — The Hawaii Council of Mayors—Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Hawaii Mayor Billy Kenoi, and Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares—have submitted the counties’ package to the governor for inclusion in the formal employers’ proposal to the public employee unions. State law requires that Hawaii’s public employers, […]

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