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Spring 2001

Summer 2001

State League Convention
Flawed Process (Jean Aoki)
Money and Politics (Nikki Love)
President's Message (Maile Bay)
Judiciary Study Committee Receives Grant (Jean Aoki)
Campaign Finance Reform Legislation (Laure Dillon)
Education Committee Report (Mary Anne Raywid)
Health Care Laws and Domestic Violence
Local League News - Honolulu
Local League News - Kauai
Local League News - Hawaii
Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (Grace Furukawa)
Programs Recommended by the Board of Directors
Studies Planned by Local Leagues for 2001-2002
Report of the Nominating Committee

Local League News - Hawaii

The Hawaii County League followed up on our December meeting with members of the County Planning Department by submitting comments on the Proposed General Plan. This report combin ing both the Hilo and Kona concerns was submitted to the new Planning Director, Chris Yuen.

Gail Laros and Sue Dursin are following up on an idea to present a program on the importance of voting and related topics to local high schools. They are gathering information about similar programs in other states and have been invited to speak to Hawaii Preparatory School in Waimea in April.

At our April 7th meeting we will vote on becoming two League's. With a split two League's would avoid members having to travel to the "other side" of the island and officers could spend less time communicating with the "other side" and devote more time to strengthening their local League. Full attention of each group could be focused on local issues and monies raised could be used entirely for and by that group. More people could be involved as board members and officers.

Those opposing a split suggest that we have difficulty finding enough people to serve as officers and board members with one group, much less two. An islandwide League promotes communication and discussion of County issues whereas two different input sources from League, even if not contradictory, may be confusing. Both sides of the island benefit from sharing insights and having closer contact and access to the "other side's" elected officials and government employees. An island-wide League better integrates members who do not live in Hilo or Kona. Administrative expenses will be duplicated, and higher by trying to operate two Leagues.

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