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Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen Advisory Committee (Mildred Walston)
Welcome New Members
President's Message: Press Release from the Steps of City Hall (Arlene Ellis)
Neighborhood Boards and Neighborhood Plan Study (Mildred Walston)
Municipal Reference and Records Center
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Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen Advisory Committee

Citizen participation is an important part of the transportation planning process on Oahu. In the early 60's it was the Oahu Transportation Study providing input on the first long-range transportation plan. The Oahu Transportation Planning Process followed. Then citizen participation was reaffirmed with the inception of O.M.P.O. in 1977.

A subcommittee of the Policy Committee recommended a Citizen Advisory Committee to insure the participation of citizens who serve as representatives of community groups. From, the 23 organizations participating as members of C.A.C. in April 1977, the Committee has grown to 40 members as of last Fall. They include community organizations, Neighborhood Boards, business and professional organizations, environmental groups, ethnic associations, one transportation provider and one development company. O.M.P.O. relies on the C.A.C. to provide citizen input in the transportation planning process and as an avenue toward educating concerned citizens.

Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The meetings are` devoted to some aspect of transportation on Oahu. Frequently guest speakers knowledgeable on some aspect of transportation share their thoughts. Examples of some of the talks are:

"Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going", by Amar Sappal

"Transportation Issues Before the House, Senate and Council"

"Department of Transportation Overviews of the State Land Transportation Program"

"Limiting the Number of Downtown Parking Spaces" by Elsa Coleman, Parking Manager for Portland, Oregon

"Transportation Aspects of the Waterfront Development Project", State Department of Transportation

"Ride Sharing Programs on Oahu"

"Report of the 'Staggered Work Hours' Demonstration Project"

Mildred Walston
O.M.P.O. C.A.C.

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