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State Leaguers Tell About What They're Doing at the Capitol
February Calendar
Letter to the Editor (Evelyn Oishi)
Vote Scope
Foreign Trade Background
Finance (Edna Shoup)
Membership Memo (Susie Orient)
Call to all Husbands
National LWV - Report from the Hill
People's Conference on Housing Was a Success! (Vangie Lambert)

The People's Conference on Housing Was a Success!

The Conference wholeheartedly agreed to a coalition effort to solve the housing crises!

At least 43 organizations were represented, and some 200 people participated. State Legislators Jean King, Akira Sakima and Patsy Young and Councilman Dan Clement, Jr. showed up. Several staff people from the City of Honolulu attended, including City Planner Robert Way and Ray Fisher of the Honolulu Redevelopment Agency.

Participants represented a broad cross section of the Community and yet the attitude throughout the day was one of mutual acceptance and good will. Several League members served as discussion leaders and recorders for the afternoon session. In general people in all discussion groups agreed a coalition is necessary; most agreed Act 105 should be funded and utilized to the utmost and there should be legislation to curb speculation. There was considerable interest in a public Development Corporation, coordination of State and County, efforts to solve the problem and performance codes for construction, A coalition organizational meeting will be held, Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library, 400 Kapahulu.

Please encourage attendance by any group you may know that shares the League's concern about housing. Mahalo to all who helped, especially Evelyn Oishi who chaired the Conference and Bea Bennett who was in charge of arrangements, Pat Shutt, Arien Grabbe, Carol Whitesell and Rhoda Miller who did the publicity.

Vangie Lambert

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