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From the President (Diane Hastert)
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LWW of Honolulu - Officers and Directors 1973-1974
Announcing (Unit Organizers)
State Convention 1973
Please Note
Garbage Bag
Board Bulletin
Solid Waste - Annual Report (Judith Blatchford)
Honolulu Morning - Unit Report (Opal Sloane)
Honolulu Evening - Unit Report (Betty Buck)
Hawaii-Kai - Unit Report (Lucille Rogers)
Windward Morning - Unit Report (Jane Ball)
Windward Evening - Unit Report (Betty Tobiasson)
Introducing - Initiates Program
Report on... Urban Design (Adeline Schutz)
ZPG Panel ... Civil Liberties and Population Stabilization (Grace Furukawa)
Community Announcement: Task Force on Sex Bias
Voters Service (Gretel McLane)
Planning (Adeline Schutz)
League Pulse
Report from the Hill
From National - Funding League Program Priorities
Watergate
LWV of Honolulu Standing Committees
LWV of Honolulu Program 1973-1974
Time Sheets

LWV of Honolulu Program 1973-1974

HONOLULU:

PLANNING: Study of the planning process at the county level focusing on county-state interrelations, organization, capital budgeting, the General Plan, and the General Plan Revision Program.

Support present distribution of authority, except routine zoning changes' should be removed from the jurisdiction of the City Council; support public participation in the planning process, including during the initial stages; the General Plan should be a flexible statement of long-range, comprehensive goals without restriction to physical land use planning; review of the General Plan should be mandatory at fixed, short intervals.

DIAMOND HEAD: Support the preservation of Diamond Head as a historical, cultural and scenic site, with minimum development of the Diamond Head area, and with the residential area on the makai side of Diamond Head Road eventually converted to park use.

CHARTER: Support of a good charter for the City and County of Honolulu. Criteria include: a strong mayor/Council form of government; relatively equal mix of at-large and district representation, consisting of 9 to 11 members serving on a four year part-time basis.

STATEWIDE:

LAND USE: Support comprehensive planning as the basis of land use decisions, public input into the planning process, a device to ensure coordination and cooperation between the counties and the state in planning and plan implementation. There should be strict controls on land uses in the conservation district in order to preserve the terrain and character of the surrounding areas, and protect the natural resources.

HOUSING: A study of the social impact of living conditions.

The state, in concert with federal and local governments and the private sector, must mobilize to provide adequate living conditions at reasonable cost for Hawaii's residents, The state should establish a framework for sustaining an aggressive program that will increase the supply of low and moderate income homes and bring costs in line with ability to pay,

SOLID WASTE: Support recycling and resource recovery by private industry with cooperation and, support from government.

SCHOOLS: Study of the recommendations of the Legislative Audit.

Support the public's rights and interests concerning the administration, policy setting, and budget making for the statewide K-12 schools system; support equal educational opportunities for each child and financing procedures to achieve this goal.

ETHICS: Support of a state code of ethics administered by a board of ethics, covering all elected and appointed state officials, consisting of ,broad principles designed to protect and inform the public and the public servant and to provide fair and equal treatment to all.

STATEWIDE:

WALLET: Study of the state government's finances.

CAMPAIGN PRACTICES AND FINANCING: Contributions as well as expenditures should be covered by the law. Disclosure should be made before elections, with a cut-off date for receipt of contributions before the election. The law should define contributions. Penalties for violation should be provided in the law. Support the state's free distribution to voters of bipartisan pamphlets on candidates and ballot issues, if feasible.

NATIONALLY:

CAMPAIGN FINANCING: Study and consensus on national campaign finances.

U.S. CONGRESS: Study of action for responsive legislative procedures.

REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT: Election of the President: support of the national direct popular vote method to elect the President and vice-president of the U.S.

District of Columbia: Support of self-government and representation in Congress for citizens of the District of Columbia.

Apportionment: support of apportionment of both houses of state legislatures substantially on population.

Voting Rights: action to protect the right to vote of every citizen.

LAND USE: Evaluation of land use policies and procedures and their relationships to human needs, population trends, and ecological and socio-economic factors,

TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT: 1) Before any more mileage of urban interstate highways is built, cities must have the opportunity to plan and adequately finance integrated transportation systems of their own choice. 2) Highway trust fund should be restructured so that cities and states may use the fund to build whatever form of ground transit they find necessary. 3) Alternate forms of transportation such as trains, buses, raving sidewalks, bicycles, and street cars must be developed into comprehensive transit systems for our cities, 4)

Transportation systems dependent on public financing should be publicly controlled. Transportation should be considered a public service whose operating costs are subsidized as are the operating costs of all public service. 5)

Transportation planning and construction must weigh all social and environmental costs. 6) Continuous and widespread community participation must be insured throughout the planning, development and operation of any transit program.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Action to promote wise use of water resources, improvement of water and air quality; wise solid waste management, including reuse, reclamation, and recycling.

HUMAN RESOURCES: Support of equal opportunity in education, employment and housing. Evaluation of further measures to combat poverty and discrimination/

FOREIGN POLICY; Support of U.S. policies to:

promote development efforts which focus on human needs and which emphasize cooperation between the developed and developing countries.

promote world trade..while maintaining a sound U.S. economy.

relax tensions and normalize relations with the People's Republic of China and facilitate mainland China's participation in the world community. strengthen the peacekeeping and peace-building capacities of the U.N. system.

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