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ELECTION 2012


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Our choices for City Council


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012

~~<p>There are places around the country where a city or town council office is considered a good starting point for a political career, but this isn't one of them. Far from being an entry-level posting, each of the nine seats on the Honolulu City Council is considered a power brokerage, and experience counts in a big way.</p>
<p>Council members influence the use of land prized for its profit potential and for its role in sustaining the city's population. Development is crucial to the tax base, but farm land and parks make Oahu liveable. Homelessness and other urban ills need the attention of those in control of city resources.</p>
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There are places around the country where a city or town council office is considered a good starting point for a political career, but this isn't one of them. Far from being an entry-level posting, each of the nine seats on the Honolulu City Council is considered a power brokerage, and experience counts in a big way.

Council members influence the use of land prized for its profit potential and for its role in sustaining the city's population. Development is crucial to the tax base, but farm land and parks make Oahu liveable. Homelessness and other urban ills need the attention of those in control of city resources. Login for more...



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