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President's Message
Membership Meeting on April 8
Rare Victory for Open Government (Pearl Johnson)
Proposed Budget for Year Ending March 31, 2007
Meetings on Changing City Charter (Evangeline Funk & Piilani Kaopuiki)
Let Honolulu Vote on Taxes (Jackie Parnell)
Freedom of Information Meeting March 14
Comment on Transportation Plan (Pearl Johnson)

A Rare Victory for Open Government

On January 31, Barbara Marshall, chair of the City Council Planning & Zoning Committee, refused to go into executive session when the City Corporation Counsel requested it. Discussions during executive sessions are not made public. Bill 74 (2004) had been under consideration for 2 years and was in its third reading. Not understanding why he had not spoken up sooner, Chair Marshall required the Counsel to put his reservations in writing for the next session. We thank Ms. Marshall for standing up for open government.

Pearl Johnson
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