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February 1987

President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
League in Action: Oahu GP Due for 5-Year Review
League in Action: P & Z - Citizen's Guide Book
League in Action: League Opposes GP Ammendments
League in Action: Planning and Zoning Committee
League Testifies before Planning Commission Meeting
League to Interview Council Members
Leaguers Hold Key Posts
Cayetano Bill to Bring Presidential Primary to Isles
Barbara Marumoto at Common Cause
Water Conference
General Membership Meeting
Dr. Phyllis Turnbull Is Speaker at December Membership Meeting
League on Channel 20
Meeting Basic Human Needs
Orientation Meetings Are Scheduled
Membership Update
Vote Count Schedule
Happy Birthday!

Water Conference

There was consensus among participants in the Third People's Water Conference, held January 16th, that the Legislature should move ahead in the establishment of an agency to inventory, protect, control and regulate Hawaii's water resources for the benefit of its people. Our own Martha Black was General Chair of the Conference.

The 1978 Constitutional Convention had mandated the Legislature to provide for such a body - one that would set overall water conservation, quality and use policies as well as establish criteria, procedures and priorities for regulating its use.

UH Law Professor Jon Van Dyke was optimistic that "the effort today is timely to clarify this public trust issue". Later in the day, he moderated a discussion on "The County and State's Roles in Managing Hawaii's Water Resources".

Dr. Don Maugham, Chair of California's State Water Resources Control Board, emphasized the importance of having specialists as members of the governing body.

Leaguer and City Council Member Marilyn Bornhorst pointed out "we now have a good land use policy".

Among other conference panelists and resource people were water consultant Steve Shupe; Law Professor Williamson Chang; JoAnn Yukimura, a member of the Kauai League and the Kauai City Council; and Ron Albu, attorney for the Kahuluu Legal Aid Society and husband of Leaguer Kathy Albu.

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