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Public not allowed at Kauai committee meetings on feral cats

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A Kauai committee tasked with coming up with solutions for the island's feral cat problem has been holding its meetings behind closed doors, which Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura says allows members to express their ideas more freely.

The Garden Island reports that Yukimura brought the committee together to help draft a feral cats bill that she plans to introduce to the County Council. The nine-person committee has been meeting for more than a year without allowing members of the public to join in.

Basil Scott, who is a member of the committee and president of the Kauai Community Cat Project, says the meetings are being kept under wraps because of the contentious subject matter.

Yukimura says there will be room for public debate once the feral cats bill is introduced.

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