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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  -  JANUARY 22, 2003

FROM DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICES

 

MAYOR’S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

 

          For the first time, Mayor Jeremy Harris will deliver his State of the City address in the evening so more people can hear the annual speech which sets the course for City government over the next year.

The address will be given tomorrow (January 23) in the Courtyard of Honolulu Hale. The public is invited and should be seated by 6 p.m. for an opening program featuring a Pule by Na Kahu Kamaki Kanahele and Kauila Clark, Nalani Olds singing the Queen’s Prayer, the National Anthem by Henry Kapono, Hawaii Ponoi by Amy Hanaialii Gilliom and mele and hula by Ale’a and the keiki of Halau Hula Olana.

At  6:30 p.m. Mayor Harris will deliver his half-hour 2003 State of the City address which will be shown live on KHON-2 and KGMB-9, broadcast live on KSSK AM-59 and webcast on the City’s web site http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us .

Mayor Harris will talk about his plan for budget and financial sustainability for the 12th largest city in our nation. The speech will be framed around these sustainability themes: economic development, land use, transportation, energy and waste management.

          Free parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Structure off Alapai and Beretania streets. Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. following the Mayor’s address.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

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