President's Message: Leage Anticipates a Busy 1995 (Suzanne Meisenzahl)|
Recommendations for State Convention Agenda
Mayor Outlines Ambitious Plan for Honolulu
New Directions for 1995
Physical and Sexual Violence Bill to Be Revised (Pamela Ferguson-Brey)
Planning and Zoning Committee Has Busy Month (Astrid Monson)
State Data Book Wins Again (Astrid Monson)
City Finances Discussion Slated (Jean Aoki)
Rights Petition Circulated
Information Exchange Conference Planned (Marion Saunders)
Letters to the Editor - LWV Action Praised (Faye Kennedy)
Letters to the Editor - Mahalo for LWV Kokua (Martha Ross)
City Finances Discussion Slated
Public debts and the ever-increasing share of annual revenues going toward paying the interest on these debts are making the headlines for all three levels of government: federal, state, and county.
Honolulu has a position on city funds (we support provision for adequate revenues to provide for necessary public services) but within this position, there is much room for discussion on what we should be advocating to take care of the deficit and to keep our debt service within reasonable limits.
There is also the question of fair balance between what share of the overall taxes goes to the state, and that which goes to the counties.
Members are invited to participate in an informal discussion of how the city and county, and indirectly the state, should be funded and how the public funds should be used. We will meet on Friday, January 13, at noon in the office.
(Ed. note: A videotape of the day-long conference on the Honolulu budget held on Dec. 19, 1994, at City Hall is available at the office. Call Jean Aoki for details.)
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