Thursday, October 22, 2009

Reinventing Government

The Task Force on Reinventing Government met for the first time today. Don Horner was selected to chair the task force. The members are:

House Appointees:
Rep. Marcus Oshiro - House Finance Chair
Don Horner - Chairman/CEO, First Hawaiian Bank
Reginald Castanares - Business Manager, Plumbers & Fitters Local 675
John Monahan - Pres/CEO, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Senate Appointees:
Sen. Donna Mercado Kim - Senate Ways and Means Chair
Randy Perreira - Exec. Director, HGEA
Ed Hubenette - VP, Marriott International - North Asia, Hawaii and South Pacific
Mark Fukunaga - Chairman/CEO, Servco

Judiciary Appointee:
Walter Ozawa - Dep. Admin. Director - The Judiciary

Executive Appointee:
Laura Thielen - Chair, Board of Land and Natural Resources

The task force was established by HCR76 SD1, a resolution introduced by Rep. Joey Manahan and passed in the 2009 legislative session. The task is "to examine the current operations and organization of state government and make recommendations on making state government more efficient." The group must submit their recommendations in a report to the Legislature by December 31, 2009 - 20 dyas prior to the convening of the 2010 Regular Session which opens on January 20, 2010.

Meetings will be held approximately every 2 weeks. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.


Manawai said...

Of course, the results of this task force will be totally ignored just like a similar task force's report was ignored a few years ago. The Legislature appoints these task forces so they can say their doing something in an attempt to blow off criticism while not actually doing anything. I'll donate $100 to the State library system if our legislature adopts even ONE finding by the task force. The finding must deal directly with "efficiency" which is the accomplishment of a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort and not add additional spending to the State budget. Anybody can be more "efficient" if one throws money at it. And as we all well know, throwing money at a problem is the legislature’s typical solution to problems due to their lack in ingenuity. This is the exact reason why the Legislature usually looks to the mainland States for their solutions to similar problems because of their own dearth creativity and ingenuity.

hilogardening said...

Would be nice if everyone develops a plan to allow the public to vote on legislative issues.