The Mayor just submitted his FY 2016 Budget proposal to the Council at 2pm and under his:
Economic Development Program -Agriculture Section (page 441 & 442) he proposes a Grant:
TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (totally unheard of for the County to budget monies to give to the State)
For: “Funds will be used to support county participation in a statewide GMO study to examine possible health and environmental impacts associated with the use of pesticides applied to genetically modified agricultural products.”
Yes, folks you got that right.
He proposes that the TAX PAYERS pay for the study that the PEOPLE voted THE RESPONSIBLE ENTITIES should pay for!
If anything good comes from this, its that they put a dollar figure on the cost of such a study.
I think its safe to say that the chemical companies operating in Hawaii can scrape together $50k.
2016 Maui Budget (Details on public hearings and all things budget deliberations for this year)