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Notice #: 0001432212-01

County of Hawai’i Transportation Commission
Notice of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a meeting to be held by the Transportation Commission of the County of Hawai’i in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 91, Hawai’i Revised Statutes, and Chapter 18, Divisions 2 and 3 of the Hawai’i County Code.

DATE: Monday, October 9, 2023
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Aupuni Conference Center Room (ACCR) 101 Pauahi St, Suite #1
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720

This meeting will be held by Interactive Conference Technology (ICT) through Zoom conferencing technology pursuant to Hawai’i Revised Statutes 92-3.5. The public may also attend at the location address provided above and if interested, provide verbal testimony at the meeting by joining Zoom or attending in-person.
To register for verbal testimony please contact staff at
heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov or 808.961.8744. Zoom Registration link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdu2rqjkoH5C24r97Pl9sLBVGx40DBOk

If internet connection is lost, the public meeting will be automatically recessed to restore communication. If lost connection exceeds 30 minutes, the meeting will be terminated.

This meeting is also available via Zoom at the following link:
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

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Meeting ID: 161 143 4225
Passcode: 203552

Oral Public Testimony via Zoom: To provide oral testimony via Zoom, email at heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov or call 808.961.8744 to complete the registration process and obtain meeting login information. Please contact our office to register by 12:00 noon, Friday, October 6, 2023.

Submitting Written Testimony: To ensure timely delivery to Commissioners prior to the meeting, written testimony must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, October 6, 2023, by: (1) email to heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov or 808.961.8744; (2) facsimile to 808.961.8745 or (3) mail to the County Mass Transit Agency 2299 Ho’olaulima Road, Hilo HI 96720. All written testimony, regardless of time of receipt, will be made part of the permanent record. Please submit separate testimony for each item.

Public Comment on Agenda Items in Person: The Public may also provide verbal testimony at the meeting by attending in-person. Please register to testify by contacting heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov. Comments may be made either during the public comment portion of the agenda or just prior to the relevant business item. Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes in length per agenda item.


1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Welcome and Introductions
4. Approval of Minutes from December 9, 2022
5. Public Statements on Agenda Items
6. New Business
A. Review taxicab application for NEW Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity to operate in the County of Hawai’i.

1. Chad Lyman or Randy Lucero on behalf of R & L Taxi & Tours, Hilo
2. Rodolfo Palilio on behalf of Kristine Taxi, Hilo
3. Cindy Perreira on behalf of Z-Taxi, Kona
4. Edsel V Gaces on behalf of Waikoloa Taxi Service
5. Leo Esteban on behalf of Hope Taxi, Hilo
6. Rhoniel Arenas on behalf of Kauden Taxi, Kona

B. Hearing on revocation of the following Certificate of Public Conveniences due to the discontinuance by the carrier of the business of transporting passengers as a common carrier of passengers operating upon and using the public highways for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days or more or failure to renew his/her taxicab license for the year.

No Revocations.

7. Proposed Chapter 18 Changes to County Code (Updated August 2023)
8. Mass Transit Administrator’s Report
9. Announcements
10. Next Meeting, Agenda Items for Next Meeting & Meeting Cadence for 2024
11. Adjournment

The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication to participate in this meeting should contact the County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency at (808) 961-8555 as soon as possible, but no later than October 5, 2023. If a response is received after October 5, 2023, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

Commissioners may also be present at the meeting facility as listed above on the agenda and/or participating via interactive conference technology from other locations. All commissioners participating remotely must have their cameras on throughout the meeting.

The full text of Transportation Commission agendas are also available on the County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency website at http://www.heleonbus.org/transportation-commission to navigate to the current agenda. For copies of the current agenda or questions, please call (808) 961-8744 or email heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov.

If you are a lobbyist, you must register with the Hawai’i County Clerk within five days of becoming a lobbyist. {Article 15, Section 2-91.3(b), Hawai’i County Code} A lobbyist means "any individual engaged for pay or other consideration who spends more than five hours in any month or $275 in any six-month period for the purpose of attempting to influence legislative or administrative action by communicating or urging others to communicate with public officials." {Article 15, Section 2-91.3(a)(6), Hawai’i County Code}. Registration forms and expenditure report documents are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Hawai’i County Building, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1402, Hilo, Hawai’i 96720.

Hawai’i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

(HTH/WHT1532212 10/3/23)