May 21 State Convention at Tokai University
Hawaii Public Financing Bill Falls Just Short of Passage (Laure Dillon & Jessica Wisneski)
Charter Commission (Evangeline Funk & Piilani Kaopuiki)
Tax Increase for Rail (Charles Carole)
Who Will Use Rail? (Pearl Johnson)
Flawed Agriculture Bill Sneaks Past Legislature (Pearl Johnson)
Did You Know? (Pearl Johnson)
The Charter Commission met in December 2004 to begin work to study and review the operation of the government of the city under the Charter. The thirteenth and final member, who has to be approved by the 12 already in place, has yet to be appointed, so the commission has held off on any substantive discussions.
Eight of the thirteen members of the Charter Review Committee met on Tuesday May 10 but again failed to agree on the 13th member. The newly hired administrator for the commission presented the members with copies of the proposed commission calendar and rules which had been prepared by the previously appointed rules committee. The administrator hopes to have the staff of secretary and researcher on board by the meeting on June 14.
Evangeline Funk, Piilani Kaopuiki
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