The Governance of Hawaii: A Study of Territorial Administration

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by the mayor, the treasurer, and the auditor, sitting as a pension board. That the whole arrangement was unscientific is a platitude. But in 1927 the territorial retirement plan was extended to include the counties and the city-andcounty, and now municipal employees are protected by a pension plan equal to the best known.2 The reason bandsmen were included was to give them the advantage of the long-service pension, for experience showed that many of the musicians devoted their whole lives to the band and were destitute in old age.

In our study of the general organization of the Honolulu city government we have found it dominated by a board of supervisors, and headed by a mayor who has a constant struggle to maintain his proper place. Before making any estimate of the government, let us examine its administrative problems and functions and compare it with the governments of the various counties.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

A more detailed description of the Honolulu government was written by the author and published in a series of twenty articles in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, beginning June 12, 1926; subsequently the series was published in pamphlet form by the Star- Bulletin. The mayor of Honolulu is supposed to publish an annual report, but none has been issued since December 1922. The territorial law setting up the county government will be found in Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1925, §§ 1717-1891. The new county retirement system was provided by Act 251 of Session Laws of 1927.

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For description of the territorial retirement plan see p. 116.

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  • Stanford Books in World Politics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Table of Contents xv
  • 1- Chapter I the Islands of Hawaii 1
  • Bibliography 14
  • Chapter II- An Independent Nation 16
  • Bibliography 28
  • Chapter III- Hawaii and the Union 29
  • Bibliography 51
  • Chapter IV- The Plan of Government 53
  • Bibliography 63
  • Chapter V- Races and the Government 64
  • Bibliography 81
  • Chapter VI- Parties and Elections 82
  • Bibliography 94
  • Chapter VII- The Legislature 95
  • Bibliography 106
  • Chapter VIII- The Executive Branch 107
  • Bibliography 121
  • Chapter IX- Health and Welfare 122
  • Bibliography 131
  • Chapter X- Education 132
  • Bibliography 146
  • Chapter XI- Public Lands and Public Works 147
  • Bibliography 154
  • Chapter XII- Conservation, Agriculture, and Business 155
  • Bibliography 163
  • Chapter XIII- Finance 165
  • Bibliography 176
  • Chapter XIV- Law and Legal Administration 177
  • Bibliography 186
  • Chapter XV- Honolulu General Government 187
  • Bibliography 193
  • Bibliography 202
  • Chapter XVII- County Government 203
  • Bibliography 210
  • Chapter XVIII- Federal Government in Hawaii 211
  • Bibliography 217
  • Chapter XIX- An Appraisal 218
  • Bibliography 227
  • Appendix A- Hawaiian Pronunciation 229
  • Appendix B 231
  • Appendix C 232
  • Appendix D 235
  • Chapter Iii. the Executive 250
  • Index 273
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