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Hecht: 2% Land Fund on council agenda (May 5)

Hecht: 2% Land Fund on council agenda (May 5)

More 2% News: The Charter Commission has submitted its charter amendments to the council for comments (as required by the Hawaii County Charter). The council’s comments are due to the charter commission by mid-May. The following resolutions are recommendations to the Charter Commission about what will be placed on the ballot. The following three Resolutions […]

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Hecht: Testify to reinstate 2% Land Fund

Hecht: Testify to reinstate 2% Land Fund

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Development of Kona on meeting agenda (April 8)

When and where: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at Kealakehe High School Library The FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT IN KONA: The program will include three parts: * Exploring Kona’s Development Future through GIS Mapping Systems, Karen Kemp PhD, GIS researcher and educator, will speak about what Kona will look like at “build out”, how to find […]

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2% Land Fund: Let the people decide

2% Land Fund: Let the people decide

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Last chance land fund hearing in Hilo (Feb. 12)

Debbie Hecht, campaign coordinator 2% for the Land Fund and the Save Our Lands Citizens Committee, issued the following update: Aloha 2% supporters- LAST HEARING FOR THE LAND FUND – Friday, Feb. 12 in Hilo. In January, the Charter Commission voted on the 2% amount. The amendment failed but we got five votes we need […]

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Open letter to the County Charter Commission

Open letter to the County Charter Commission

Editor’s Note: The next meeting for the County Charter Commission is scheduled 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay and Spa (Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other […]

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Democracy as a team sport or is county government broken?

Democracy as a team sport or is county government broken?

Has democracy and representative government devolved to a team sport in Hawaii County?   Coach Kenoi and the County council seem to think so. When you don’t agree with the Kenoi strategy you get benched and booted from your council chairmanship.  When the United States was first formed, representatives were elected to ride to Philadelphia […]

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