(With Mahalo to the Washington, D.C. Voter)
IS LIKE LOVE-
IF YOU HAVE IT YOU DON'T QUESTION IT
IF YOU QUESTION IT YOU DON'T HAVE IT
--is member agreement on broad principles.
--presupposes total member participation in action
--prevents action not supported by the broadest body of membership
--arrives from thoughtful study and thorough discussion
--expresses the quality as well as the quantity of agreement
--need not be unanimous but is more than a majority
--does not exist if violent disagreement occurs
--is, in the final analysis, the kind of decision that a responsible citizen must make, regardless of expertise
CONSENSUS TAKING IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE LEAGUE OPINION.
IS YOUR VOICE BEING HEARD?
HONOLULU LEAGUE CONSENSUS ON THE METHODS OF AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE , CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU: (Reached in December, 1967)
The League supports revision of the State Constitution to
prohibit amendment of County Charters by the State Legislature. Pending this revision, we ask the Honolulu City Council to propose amendments using only those methods set forth within the Charter.
The League recommends the following changes in Article XIII,
Charter Amendment or Revision:
Section 12-101. Paragraph (b) which sets forth the means
for amendment by petition of the electors should require
that the petition be signed by 10% of the registered voters
of the City and County and, following certification of the
signatures by the City Clerk, the proposed amendment should
go directly on the ballot.
Section 13-105. The League feels that sixteen years between mandatory reviews of the Charter is too long a period and would support changing that interval to ten years.