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Charter Review and the Public (Jean Aoki)
Balance of Service (Marilyn Bornhorst)
Viewpoint (Arlene Ellis)
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The Charter Review and the Public

Introduction

The January 19, 1991 meeting of the League of Women Voters featuring a panel of four speakers on the subject, "The Charter Review and the Public", was well attended and enthusiastically received by the membership. Insights into the problems and accomplishments of the past commissions, some suggestions for the next commission, suggestions for desired qualifications for commissioners and the role of civic groups such as ours in the total process were among the topics discussed. A lively question and answer period followed the speeches and included much discussion between the panelists.

Serving on the panel were: Kem Lowrey, 1981 Charter Commissioner, Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UH Manoa; Phyllis Turnbull, Staff Member of the 1981 Charter Commission, Professor in the Political Science Department, UH Manoa; Dan Tuttle, 1971 Charter Commissioner, Executive Director of the Hawaii Education Association, former Professor of Government and Education, UH Manoa; Marilyn Bornhorst, Former Councilmember and Council Chair.

In her speech, Marilyn Bornhorst suggested structural changes in our local government. Marilyn expands on these suggestions in the following article. Tapes of the speeches are available for borrowing from the League office.

Jean Aoki

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