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President's Message (Jackie Parnell)
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Discussion Group Meets Oct. 21 (Evangeline Funk)
Parlor Game for Civil Liberties (Dorothy Cornell)
Constitutional Amendments Debated (Arlene Ellis)
Phone Company Takeover Bears Watching (Pearl Johnson)
Welcome New Members
Conference on Judicial Independence
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Debate History Tapes Available
City Planner at Planning & Zoning Meeting Oct. 26

December Meeting Features Proposal to Address Agricultural Lands

Our December membership meeting will feature a panel discussion on possible land reform that could have significant implications for development in Hawaii. The panel will speak on "Planning and Land Reform for the Land Between." The "Land Between" refers to the rural/agricultural property in the State land use designations "between" Urban and Conservation, increasingly targeted for large-lot residential subdivisions on the Neighbor Islands and parts of rural Oahu. Proposals such as Hokulia on the Big Island have triggered major political and legal disputes.

Prominent local planners Tom Dinell and Robin Foster have authored a paper Renewing Hawaii's System of Land Use Planning & Regulation), endorsed by APA-Hawaii, to address these issues, in ways that would affect the relative powers of counties and the State Land Use Commission.

The panel will be moderated by Mr. Dinell and will discuss both the proposal and the wider issues of meeting the demand for rural-area housing on lands often designated for "agriculture."

If you want a copy of the position paper in advance of the meeting, please let me know.

Jackie Parnell
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