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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)
Congratulations, Pamela!
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)
Volunteers Needed

New Directions for 1995

No new program items were suggested at the annual program planning meeting, but many new projects for those working on current programs are underway:

Membership has grown, and now stands at 288. A series of orientation meetings for new and prospectives members are planned.

Voter Service will continue with the Adwatch program in 1996, and plans to publish a comprehensive voter's guide for that election year.

Planning and Zoning is increasing its workload in the transportation area, and seeks a chair for this subcommittee. Since 70% of the city council's work is in the area of planning and zoning, this committee is kept busy preparing testimony and reporting to League members. Its work will be documented by the

Television Production committee, which also plans to produce an orientation video for prospective members and the public, and work with the

Human Resources committee, which will focus on helping to develop a model code for domestic violence, working with Family Court Judge Michael Town and Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro.

The Education committee plans to sponsor a conference of schools interested in innovative change, in early spring.

Many of the projects suggested, such as lobbying at the state legislature, schools, the voters' guide, and revision of the juvenile justice system, need to be undertaken in cooperation with the state league. A restructuring committee to effect this cooperation is working on a proposal to be submitted at the annual meeting in April.

Members were urged to secure a booklet titled Reforming the Government from First Hawaiian Bank (525-8119) or UH (956-8260).

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