Honolulu City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi wants to set aside $100,000 to help Hawaii plan for the 2020 Festival of Pacific Island Arts.
It will be the first time that Hawaii has ever hosted the festival, which has been held every four years in one of 27 Pacific island countries and territories since 1972.
This year’s festival is happening next month in Guam from May 22 to June 4.
Kobayashi, who represents Manoa, included the funding request in her latest proposed amendments to the 2017 fiscal year budget that the Council is in the midst of deliberating.
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