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Neighborhood boards make sure politicians hear from grass roots

  • COURTESY PHOTO

    Chuck Prentiss, Ph.D., a retired city planner, currently chairs the Kailua Neighborhood Board.

  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Neighborhood boards give community members an up close and personal way to talk with each other about issues of mutual concern. Above, Terry Lee, an attorney, spoke in April at a special meeting of the North Shore Neighborhood Board.

The recent decision by a committee of the City Charter Commission to recommend that the 33 Oahu neighborhood boards be abolished came as an unpleasant surprise to many. Read more

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