DECISION 2018 HIEDB joins other Hawaii Island Organizations to present education forum on Constitutional Amendment


As discussed at our members’ meeting on August 3rd, an important decision will be made by voters this November that, if passed, will amend Hawai‘i State’s Constitution.  The ballot question reads, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?”   HIEDB is joining other Hawaii Island organizations to offer a community forum on the subject.


WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27th 2018, 4:30pm-6:00pm. Doors open at 4pm

WHERE: The Event Center at the Arc of Hilo, 1099 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo (Below the Hilo Medical Center)

FORUM MODERATOR:   Sherry Bracken, Mahalo Multimedia and Hawaii Public Radio

This public event is open to the community free of charge.

Hawai‘i voters should be informed and understand what they are voting on. Learn about the pros and cons of the proposed constitutional amendment at this moderated panel forum. Panelists will include Lisa Miura, Administrator, County of Hawai‘i Real Property Tax Division; Senator Gil Riviere; Corey Rosenlee, President, Hawaii State Teachers Association; and Deborah Zysman, Executive Director, Hawaii Children’s Action Network.

The event is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii, Hawai‘i Island REALTORS®, Hawai‘i Island Contractors’ Association, Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association, Big Island Press Club, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board, and Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference.

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