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Voters approve 2 Honolulu Charter amendments

By Rosemarie Bernardo

LAST UPDATED: 12:02 a.m. HST, Nov 07, 2012

Oahu voters approved two proposed amendments to the Honolulu Charter.

One amendment authorizes the City Council to establish special funds. Supporters said this would help ensure that certain revenues collected, such as the fuel tax, are used for their intended purposes and not put into the general fund.

The second amendment asked voters if a minimum of a half-percent of the annual general revenues should be set aside for the grants-in-aid fund to provide services for the economically or socially disadvantaged populations or to support services in areas of culture and arts, economic development and the environment.

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niimi wrote:
More spending.
on November 6,2012 | 10:36PM
Christopher_murp wrote:
I wonder if anyone that voted for this amendment really knows how much of the budget is already earmarked to assist "those in need." How about setting some benchmarks and requirements to actually help these people get their feet back under them and become productive citizens so they don't need the assistance? How long will the working few continue to subsidize these individuals before they too decide to start taking from the producers? How many of our freedoms will we give up so someone else will make decisions for us and for what? A loaf of bread once in a while?
on November 7,2012 | 03:50AM
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