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Reject charter amendments on city finances


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 29, 2012

~~<p>In two separate amendment proposals, Honolulu voters are being asked to create special funds to be spent for specific purposes, and to funnel general city revenues to nonprofit organizations to make up for federal cutbacks. Neither of the proposed changes to the City Charter have enough rationale behind them so should be rejected.</p>
<p>In various areas, the city already spends various fee revenues to help pay for logical purposes, such as golf fees, Honolulu Zoo proceeds and bus fares. It generally needs more revenue to pay what is needed, in which case the mayor recommends that the City Council direct the additional funds to keep the operations going under a normal budgetary process.</p>
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In two separate amendment proposals, Honolulu voters are being asked to create special funds to be spent for specific purposes, and to funnel general city revenues to nonprofit organizations to make up for federal cutbacks. Neither of the proposed changes to the City Charter have enough rationale behind them so should be rejected.

In various areas, the city already spends various fee revenues to help pay for logical purposes, such as golf fees, Honolulu Zoo proceeds and bus fares. It generally needs more revenue to pay what is needed, in which case the mayor recommends that the City Council direct the additional funds to keep the operations going under a normal budgetary process. Login for more...



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