Submit Testimony (J-Agenda and Agendized Items)
J-Agenda Versus Public Testimony on Agendized Items
|J-Agenda||Public Testimony on Agendized Items|
|Form must be submitted two weeks before the meeting||No registration is needed. See below for more information.|
|Any topic or concern||MUST BE AN AGENDIZED ITEM|
|10 minutes during the J section of the agenda||Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes. Testimony can be given at the start of the meeting, or when the item is called by the Chairman.|
Request J-Agenda Listing
Use the form below to request to address the Hawaiian Homes Commission at its regular monthly meeting.*
In order to ensure an orderly and efficient meeting, J-Agenda requests are due two weeks before the Commission meeting. Due dates for the J-Agenda are listed below. Oral or virtual J-Agenda testimony is limited to 10 minutes. When a timely request is received, a confirmation letter/email will be sent confirming receipt. A follow-up email containing the filed agenda and instructions for joining the Commission’s virtual meeting will be sent six-days before the scheduled meeting.
If submitting written testimony, please remember meeting materials are public record. Do not include sensitive documents containing personal information.
J-Agenda testimony is for information only. No Commission actions are taken.
|Commission Meeting Date (J-Agenda Testimony Day)||J-Agenda Due Date (4:30 p.m.)|
|January 18, 2023||January 4, 2023|
|February 22, 2023||February 8, 2023|
|March 21, 2023||March 7, 2023|
|April 18, 2023||April 4, 2023|
|May 16, 2023||May 2, 2023|
|June 20, 2023||June 6, 2023|
|July 18, 2023||July 3, 2023|
|August 22, 2023||August 8, 2023|
|September 19, 2023||September 5, 2023|
|October 17, 2023||October 3, 2023|
|November 21, 2023||November 7, 2023|
|December 19, 2023||December 5, 2023|
Submit J-Agenda Testimony
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To Provide Testimony on Agendized Items
To provide in-person testimony:
Attend live at the meeting location listed on the agenda. You can either testify at the start of the meeting or wait until the item is called. Please fill out a Public Testimony sheet so we can add you to the list.
To provide video testimony:
Testifiers can offer testimony at the start of the meeting under the Public Testimony on Agendized Items section, or during the meeting when the item is called. You will need a computer with internet access, a video camera, and a microphone to participate. Pursuant to section 92-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and section 10-2-11(c), Hawaii Administrative Rules, the Chairman has the authority to impose reasonable conditions to ensure an orderly and efficient meeting. Testimony may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. A person who willfully disrupts a meeting to prevent and compromise its conduct may be removed.
To provide video testimony at the start of the meeting: (This means you donʻt need to wait until your item is called)
Join the meeting via the Zoom link by the start of the meeting. Change your profile name to include the item you wish to testify on. Mute your microphone, and turn your camera off until your name is called. Click on the “Chat” bubble to see the order in which testimonies will be taken.
To provide video testimony when the item is called:
Watch the live stream to follow the progress of the agenda. Note: Agenda items are sometimes deferred or rearranged, which affects the order and timing of the agenda. Join the meeting via the Zoom link as the item gets nearer. Change your profile name to include the item you wish to testify on. Mute your microphone, and turn your camera off until your name is called. Click on the “Chat” bubble to see the order in which testimonies will be taken.
To provide written testimony:
Interested persons can submit written testimony in advance of each meeting that will be distributed to Commission Members prior to the meeting. Submit written testimony via e-mail to [email protected] or via postal mail to the Commission Testimony, P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, HI, 96815. We request that written testimony be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting to ensure time for Commissioner review. Late written testimony will be retained as part of the record and distributed to Commission Members as soon as practicable, but we cannot ensure they will receive it with sufficient time for review prior to decision-making on the agenda item in question.
Note: General inquiries related to leases, applications, enforcement, and other administrative duties should be made by e-mailing [email protected]