Out of an abundance of caution, Honolulu City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson today announced that in-person testifying will no longer be available beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 27, at Honolulu Hale and will stay in effect for the duration of the newest government directive, triggered by the surging number of positive COVID-19 cases. Mayor Caldwell’s Emergency Order No. 2020-25, which goes into effect at 12:00 a.m. August 27 and will continue through September 9, 2020, mandates that all citizens stay at home and work from home, with certain exceptions including essential workers. “On behalf of the City Council, we still welcome anyone interested in testifying to take part in the legislative process but for the sake of public safety, everyone must comply with the Stay-at-Home order,” said Chairman Anderson.  “As always, testifiers can submit written testimony or share their mana‘o remotely by video or audio.”  Since May, the Council has been receiving remote public testimony. Persons wishing to participate in that format can register online and are strongly encouraged to register at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting. More information on how to submit written or oral testimony can be found by going to these web sites: and

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