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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />Roy Takemoto <br />Managing Director <br />Barbara J. Kossow <br />Deputy Managing Director <br /> <br />County of Hawaii <br />Office of the Mayor <br />25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603 Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (808) 961-8211 Fax (808) 961-6553 <br />KONA: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Bldg C Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 96740 <br />(808) 323-4444 Fax (808) 323-4440 <br /> <br />SUPPLEMENTARY EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, provides for the establishment of emergency management and disaster relief, including the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management within the County; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a Civil Defense Agency within the County of Hawai‘i and prescribes its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and Section 13-23 of the Hawai‘i County Charter empowers the Mayor of the County to declare emergencies; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, on February 28, 2020, the Mayor of the County of Hawaiʻi issued an Emergency Proclamation declaring a state of emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus being recognized as a public health emergency of international concern and a public health emergency for the United States; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, the Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi issued an Emergency Proclamation declaring a state of emergency based upon the actions and directives of the President of the United States, the World Health Organization, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and current conditions warranting preemptive and protective actions related to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, due to the possibility of imminent emergency or disaster due to bodily injury to residents of Hawaiʻi Island, and the need for government agencies and representatives from the private sector to mobilize and provide financial and other immediate services to our island residents, a state of emergency is authorized pursuant to Chapter 127A Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, and Chapter 7, Hawaiʻi County Code; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Section 127A-30, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, as amended, prohibits increase in the selling price of any commodity, whether at the retail or wholesale level, in the area covered by and during the period of the Emergency Proclamation. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY KIM, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, do hereby proclaim and declare that a state of emergency exists due to the imminent danger or threat of emergency on the Hawai‘i Island and hereby authorize and invoke the following measures under Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, as amended: