Former City Council Member Tom Berg
Photo: Emily Metcalf

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE IN WAIANAE CANCELLED

Previous e-newsletter sent October 28 contained information for a parade on Saturday, November 5. The parade had to be cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with personnel needed for APEC event planning.

ETHICS REFORM AT CITY HALL PROPOSAL

I have introduced Reso 11-327 that if passed, would place on the ballot for the 2012 election, a
YES or NO choice for the voters as to decide if council members should abstain from voting where a level of conflict of interest is present. Currently, all council members are able to vote on any measure regardless how much of a conflict of interest may be present.

WE SHOULD MAKE HAWAII A FREE TRADE ZONE TO STIMULATE AND PROMOTE ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND VIABILITY

I have introduced three resolutions to take advantage of the APEC ordeal here and offer our state an opportunity to try something different to infuse economic growth for us.

RESO 11-310 Urging the United States Congress to establish the State of Hawaii as a Free Trade Zone.
RESO 11-329 Urging the State of Hawaii to work with the United States Congress to establish the State of Hawaii as an area of Free Trade.
RESO 11-330 Urging the United States of America and all member nations of APEC to establish an area of Free Trade for the countries of Asia and the Pacific.

JAMES CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL RECYCLING AND FOOD DRIVE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 FROM 8-2

Used eye glasses, hearing aids, batteries, television sets, computers, metal, building supplies, cooking oil, dvds, cds, prom dresses, egg cartons, drink trays, cell phones, old boogie bards, plastic playground sets, plastic bags, bottle caps, and much more will be accepted at Campbell High School along North Road on Saturday, November 5th, from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Bring Your Recyclable Waste to Campbell and help our environment.

FIGHT FOR WAIANAE SECONDARY ACCESS ROAD FUNDING

Residents in West Oahu are informed of road closures for APEC and told to take alternate routes. What alternate route? Please get your testimony in to counter the proposal initiated by the State Department of Transportation whereby they want to cease all funding endeavors to study a second access route for the Waianae Coast. For the DOT to give up on us after taxpayers along the Waianae Coast have provided Kailua residents with over four ways to evacuate is not pono. TESTIMONY DUE NOVEMBER 30. Please see documentation here.

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