Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission studies and reviews the operation of the County government.  The commission may propose amendments or a new charter to the voters at any general or special election which it deems necessary or desirable.

The Commission consists of seven at-large members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the County Council to staggered three year terms.  The Charter Review Commission sunsets on December 31, 2016.

At the November 8, 2016 General Election, the voters of the County of Kauai voted to establish a permanent Charter Review Commission. (Article XXIV, Section 24.03, Kauai County Charter)  The Office of Boards and Commissions is currently in the process of forming this new commission.

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Charter Review Commission, please refer to Article XXIV, Section 24.03, Kauai County Charter .

Meeting Time/Location:  4:00pm, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 4th Monday of each month


Friday, March 15, 2019
Charter Review Commission Meeting

3/25/19 Agenda Packet

Friday, February 15, 2019
Charter Review Commission Meeting

2/25/2019 Agenda Packet

Friday, September 28, 2018
2018 Proposed Charter Amendments

For 2018 General Election Ballot

Friday, September 28, 2018
Explanation of 2018 Charter Amendments

For 2018 General Election Ballot

Contact Information

Charter Review Commission correspondence may be sent to:

Charter Review Commission
c/o Office of Boards & Commissions
4444 Rice Street, Suite 150
Lihue, HI  96766

Phone: (808) 241-4917
Fax: (808) 241-5127


  • Ricky Watanabe - Chair
  • Jan TenBruggencate - Vice Chair
  • Carol Suzawa
  • Virginia Kapali
  • Carol Suzawa
  • Marissa Sandblom
  • Charles Patrick Stack


posted Friday, January 18, 2019
Charter Review Commission Meeting


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