All nine council members are members of this committee. We consider policy items as well as issues involving two or more committee members, and Charter amendments. The PEA committee oversees the departments of Fire and Public Safety, Police, Liquor Control and Management; the Office of Economic Development; and the Maui Metropolitan Organization.
It is a busy Committee and in early February, the PEA committee will be reviewing over 60 nominees from the Mayor for confirmation to our Boards and Commissions.
We heard your vote! In November 2016, the voters approved Charter amendments to allow the Council to approve the Mayor's nominations of certain Department Directors. Further, the voters mandated that qualifications be developed, by ordinance, for these Directors. The PEA Committee is working on the qualifications for these 11 Department Directors.
Through these charter mandates, as Chair of the PEA Committee, we confirmed Mark Walker as the new Director of Finance and recommended that the Director of Water Supply not be removed and be put-back-to-work.