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LETTER 2 – version 1

Dear Council Members – How are you incorporating the Public’s Feedback Majority Opinion into the current TAR Draft Ordinance?

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[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[Email Address]
[Phone Number]

[Date]

ATTN: Hawaii County Council Member [Recipient’s Name]

Subject: Request for Information regarding the Incorporation of Public Feedback in Current TAR Draft Ordinance.

Dear [Council Member’s Name],

I wanted to start off by sending you respect and appreciation for your service to the Hawaii County constituents.
I am writing to you as a concerned citizen and one of the individuals who cast a vote for you, electing you as our representative in the Hawaii County Council. I value the democratic process and believe in the importance of open communication between elected officials and the constituents they serve.

I have been following the development of the current TAR draft ordinance closely and have participated in the opportunity provided by the draft sponsors to express my opinions and collaborate with fellow residents through the Support/Oppose site (https://hicountytar.consider.it/). As an engaged citizen, I believe it is crucial to ensure that the voices of the people who elected you are not only heard but also genuinely taken into account during the decision-making process.

With this in mind, I kindly request your assistance in clarifying two specific aspects of the current draft ordinance.

1) I would like to understand where in the draft it demonstrates that the Council has actively listened to the feedback and collaborative opinions of the community.

It is essential to ascertain that our voices have been genuinely heard and considered, leading to concrete adjustments and corrections in the current draft.

2) I am interested in understanding how the Council has incorporated the majority “vote” feedback and collaborative opinions left on the Support/Oppose site.

As this platform was established to provide us with an opportunity to have our voices heard, it is crucial for me and my community that the Council has taken this input into account and reflected it appropriately in the current TAR draft ordinance.

As I share this information with my community I kindly request that you highlight the specific sections or provisions in the current draft ordinance that have been modified or adjusted based on the feedback and collaborative opinions received from the community through the Support/Oppose site.

Moreover, if any alternative avenues were pursued to incorporate public input into the decision-making process, I would be grateful if you could provide details on those as well. Transparency and effective communication are vital in fostering a healthy and inclusive democracy, and I believe that by addressing these concerns, you will help strengthen the trust between the Council and its constituents.

I understand that you are exceptionally busy, but I kindly request a response to my inquiries within [insert reasonable time frame]. Your input and clarification will not only address my concerns but also serve as a testament to your commitment to transparency and accountability.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter. I remain optimistic that through open dialogue and collaboration, we can work towards legislation that truly represents the will of the people. I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]