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How Many Seats Have You Sold?
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League Goes to the Theater - The Dining Room
Getting into Gear for 2nd Phase of National Security Study (Dottie Gullicksen)
Luncheon and Lecture: Least-Cost Energy for Developing Countries
Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans
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While We Still Have a Choice...

NOW IS the TIME for PUBLIC INPUT

PREVIEW OF PROPOSED LAND USE ORDINANCE

Most of us don't care much about zoning until something is about to be built next door to us. Then, if we don't like it, we object loudly, sign petitions, call our Council member, and are greatly put out if it gets built anyway.

ONCE ZONING RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE ADOPTED, IT IS MUCH HARDER TO CHANGE THEM THAN BEFORE THEY BECOME LAW. Now, League members can get a preview, many months before anything becomes final, of the proposed new "Land Use Ordinance" (LUO) which, if passed, will take the place of the 1969 Comprehensive Zoning Code (CZC).

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The League of Women Voters, Hawaii's Thousand Friends, and the city's Department of Land Utilization are jointly sponsoring a workshop on the proposals. The program will include:

  1. Introduction by Michael McElroy, Director, DLU

  2. Slide show on CZC and the reasons it needs to be revised

  3. Panel discussion by three members of DLU's Zoning Revision Team; Barbara Moon, Scott Ezer, and Kathy Sokugawa to explain the new proposals.

  4. Question-and-answer period and discussion, with Carol Whitesell as moderator.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1983

10:00 A.M. to NOON

MARKS ESTATE (H.I.M.A.G.)

3860 Old Pali Road

Refreshments will be served.

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Seven years ago, Honolulu League adopted a revised planning and zoning position which. among other things, called for "general revision of the CZC text." Last August, the first working draft of a revised ordinance was formulated by DLU. There will be a period of public discussion and revision before it goes to the Planning Commission and the City Council for public hearings.

The General Plan and Development Plans provide a basic framework for Oahu's future development. But it is the zoning which fills in the details --- what can be built on each piece of land, how big the buildings can be, what activities can be carried on, how much off-street parking must be provided, what conditions and special requirements have to be met, whether public hearings or administrative reviews are specified, etc.

The proposed LUO includes many major changes from the CZC which will affect each of us in one way or another.

COME!   LEARN!   ASK!   BE HEARD!

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