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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Council terms, assistant's title could be up to voters

Advertiser Staff

Kaua'i voters may decide if members of the County Council will serve four-year terms, the Garden Island newspaper reported.

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 Hawai'i'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.