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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Contested Case Hearings: What are they and when must they be held? (Carol Whitesell)
Honolulu Convention Center (Astrid Monson)
General Membership Meeting (Betty Rogers)
LWV Presents (Linda Chinn)
Membership Anniversary Dates
Honolulu Convention Center
League scored a "scoop" on September 25 when about 30 of our members were given a premiere showing of the developer's plans and proposals for a Convention Center, an 800-room hotel, retail shops, 800 condo units, and an office building on the 10-acre Aloha Motors site at the edge of Waikiki. We were the first community organization to view the video and other materials prepared for this public presentation.
With a full complement of "presenters" -- public relations, architects, engineers, planners and other staff plus representatives of the head of First Development, Inc., League's Planning and Zoning Committee and the general membership received a comprehensive and detailed description of the proposal and had ample time to ask questions about the many issues -design, economic, environmental, etc. involved.
A few of the highlights of the proposal are:
Average attendance is projected at 5,200 with an annual total of 280,000. Some of these would, of course, be accommodated in existing facilities, he granted, even if the Center were not built. (At present, over 7,000,000 visitors per year come to Oahu.)
League has prepared a comprehensive commentary on the developer's "Plan Review Use Application" which was requested by the City's Department of Land Utilization. By November 17, D.L.U. is to make its report and recommendations on the PRO application to the City Council, which has 60 days to hold one or more public hearings and take action, which can include approval, modification, or rejection. The applicant can ask for an extension by writing the City Council at least-two weeks before expiration of the 60 days. Otherwise, if the Council fails to take action by the end of 60 days, the application is deemed denied.
You can be assured that League will be very visible during the public hearings, with questions that we feel must be answered.
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