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The Honolulu League in Action

"The voice of the League is heard in the land" ... at least in this city and county. The Honolulu League has testified at three public hearings this month.

On May 4 the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed plans for Diamond Head. We wrote all the Commissioners stating the League's position and also testified at the hearing that we would like to see the City acquire the area for eventual park use and maintain Diamond Head Road as a scenic drive. At the City Council's hearing on the same subject we will be there again to state the League's position.

The League adopted the city jail as a study item fifteen years ago, and we are still working on that one. Mary George and Jane Hewitt met with Mayor Blaisdell on May 22 to ask his assistance in adding a social worker and an additional matron to the jail personnel. At the City Council public hearing on the proposed budget the following day. Mary George testified on the same subject.

The League submitted a statement to the Board of Health supporting proposed water classifications and defining the League's feeling that the Board of Health Implementation and Enforcement Plan needed strengthening in several areas. Louise Karr and Pat Shutt attended a public hearing May 25 to testify on this.

Jane Hewitt

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