07-03Posted on Feb 13, 2007 in Formal Opinions
Opinion Letter No. 07-03
February 13, 2007
The Office of Honolulu City Council Member Donovan Dela Cruz asked OIP for an opinion concerning whether the Council must accept oral testimony on: (1) an agenda item that has been cancelled, and (2) an agenda item of which the Council considers but postpones further consideration.
OIP opined that the Council is not required to accept oral testimony on an agenda item that is cancelled before the Council considers it. As for any agenda item of which the Council has begun consideration but defers further action to another meeting or indefinitely, the Council must accept oral testimony on such item.