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Annual Meeting
President's Message (Pearl Johnson)
Planning and Transportation Meeting
Honolulu City Council will honor League member Astrid Monson
Welcome New Members
In My Opinion... No Need to Raise Property Taxes (Charles Djou)
Proposed Program for Adoption at the Annual Meeting
Traffic Reduction (Charles Carole)
Nominating Committee Report
National LWV News
Tales of Two Cities (Charles Carole)
Proposed Budget for Year Ending March 31, 2004


The Board of directors of the League of Women Voters of Honolulu is proposing no new studies. Rather, we propose to emphasize certain issues as follows:


LOCAL GOVERNMENT- Emphasis on open and responsive government. Action to include observing at the City council. Testifying and lobbying on issues relating to League positions and validation of the following points of current League position:

  1. The Council should have reliable and independent sources of information to assist it in its legislating and policy-making duties.

  2. The League supports the concept of citizen legislator. This term is defined as one who gives only part of one's time to public service - that may be part of a day, some weeks or months, or a few years away from the private secto

  3. The Council should be non-partisan and composed of some members elected by district and others at large.

  4. We believe that a small, visible Council functions most effectively and can more readily be held accountable for its actions.

  5. If a Council member faces a substantial conflict of interest in a matter before the Council, said member should be free to abstain from voting.

PLANNING & ZONING - Promote member and public understanding of the planning process. Promote city planning which includes overall development objectives and encourages citizen participation. Promote action on planning, zoning and housing.

TRANSPORTATION- Promote understanding of Oahu's transportation needs and problems among League members and the Public. Support implementation of "bus rapid transit" and other alternatives to transit.

NEIGHBORHOOD BOARDS - Support continuation of a system to strengthen resident participation in governmental process, with improvement to the system.

CITY FUNDING - Support provision for adequate revenues to provide for necessary public services.


RECYCLING - Support and monitor the implementation of recycling efforts by the city and the community.

HUMAN RESOURCES - Support and educate the public on issues covering violence as well as basic human needs.

NATURAL RESOURCES- Promote preservation of Oahu's coastline, agricultural lands, and water. Promote alternate energy technologies including conservation.

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