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Calendar of Events
Annual Dinner Meeting
Seminar on City Planning
Local Agenda Committee Reports on "Green Belt" Act
President's Annual Report (Teru Togasaki)
Membership Chairman's Annual Report (Geraldine Martin)
Finance Chairman's Annual Report (Gracia Bell)
National Study Item Committee - Annual Report (Idell Brownlie & Nan Lowers)
Public Relations & Voters Service - Annual Report (Jane Fellmeth & Lila Grossman)
State Study Group - Anual Report (Mrs. Robert Timmerman)
Committee on Legislature - Annual Report (Laura A. Draper)
Local Agenda Committee - Annual Report (Liesel Phillip)
Continuing Responsibilities - City & County Jail of Honolulu
LWV of Honolulu - Budget Report - March 31, 1963

Local Agenda Committee - Annual Report

Local Item: "Study of Planning with emphasis on zoning and support of measures promoting the orderly development of the City County of Honolulu." During the last year planning problems pointed in the direction of great need for comprehensive planning of the City and County of Honolulu, and particularly within the City of Honolulu proper.

The League cooperated with three other civic organizations in collecting signatures for a petition to the City Council for a development plan of Waikiki. This plan is now being developed.

From our observation at the Planning Commission it became evident that the following changes in the set-up of the commission would be desirable: The City Managing Director and the Budget Director should in the future become "non-voting" commission members. Then, on account of the reduced number of voting commissioners it was recommended that the total number of commissioners be increased from 7 to 9. The League succeeded to have the City Council introduce a City Charter amendacnt for these changes. League members tried to help educate the public on the amendment through newspapers, radio and television programs in the short time before it came up for referendum in the general elections. The amendment passed.

The League has a representative on the Oahu Development Conference, an organization of Businessmen working for comprehensive planning of Oahu. We plan to have another representative with the Conservation Council, which comprises 40 organizations interested in conservation.

The League is actively supporting a public park development on 740 acres at Kawainui Swamp. League meetings on the planning study comprised:

One presentation on the proposed charter amendment and one on the 1963 to 1964 local agenda item. Also, one general membership meeting to consider our past and future planning activities. There seem to be still plenty of planning problems just waiting to be tackled by our enthusiastic local agenda committee.

Liesel Phillip

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