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Honolulu Charter Commission rethinking city government

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The charter is the constitution of the city.  It spells out how the government operates between its branches, the independence of some agencies, as well as how transparent elected officials should be to the public.

The normal process has been to ask the public, agencies, mayor and council what they recommend for government operations. All meetings are open to the public.  Some major proposals are changes to public transportation, to be more transparent and workable for people, changes to the police commission to be clear on the commission’s authority and powers, establishment of a department of land management to transparently manage city lands - especially along transit for TOD,  and to do what everyone has demanded to get funds into the rail project, create an office and commission of climate change to review impacts on the city and make recommendations.

There will be a public hearing on Wednesday night at 6 pm at UH West Oahu and a meeting on Thursday at 2:30 pm. A meeting to make final selection will be held on July 13th.

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