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Aloha, Members, New Members and Prospective Members:
League Interviews Council - Arnold Morgado (Arlene Ellis & Astrid Monson)
League Interviews Council - John DeSoto (Dee Lum & Mary Francis Sutphen)
League Interviews Council - Randall Iwase (Jean Aoki & Dorothy Murdock)
League Interviews Council - Dennis O'Connor (Rhoda Miller & Opal Sloane)
President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Birthday Bash
Community Benefit Assessments
Development Agreements
Convention Center
Bills on Campaign Ethics
State Convention
League Education Study
MBHN Study
Vote Count Schedule
Neighborhood Boards
Annual Meeting
Calendar of Events

League Interviews Council - Randall Iwase

Councilman Randall Iwase is in the process of studying the Budget, trying to balance the City's needs with anticipated revenues. He is looking at several considerations for increasing revenues:

1) Asking State to share part of the hotel tax with the City;- (he is opposed to raising the City tax on hotels); 2) Getting a share of the money from fines, etc., that presently go entirely into State coffers; 3) Grants from State and Federal governments; 4)- Raising existing user fees and imposing new ones; 5) Raising of real property taxes as a last resort.

He cited increasing demands for services and rising costs of current services as reasons for the need for more city revenues. He claimed that present infrastructure are in need of repair, and many buildings need to be refurbished. (Example, the Neal Blaisdell Center)

He agreed with League's position that transportation needs should be considered with planning of development. In this respect, he feels that Oahu's "second city" should be aggressively developed. This, he feels, would relieve Honolulu's traffic congestion. He would like to see a satellite city hall in that area.

Jean Aoki
Dorothy Murdock

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