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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Proposal would lengthen terms of Kauai council members


Associated Press

NAWILIWILI, Hawaii Garden Island voters may decide if members of the Kauai County Council will serve four-year terms.

The county's Charter Review Commission is considering an amendment proposal to double the length of the council members' two-year terms and to set a limit of two consecutive terms.

Another amendment proposal before the commission calls for changing the title of the county's administrative assistant to managing director. The title change would make the position consistent with Hawaii's other counties.

Gary Heu is the current administrative assistant. If Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is temporarily absent, Heu acts as the mayor.

The commission's deadline to submit all charter amendment ballot questions to the county clerk is Aug. 6.

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Information from: The Garden Island, http://www.kauaiworld.com/