The Honolulu Charter Commission is holding a series of community meetings this week to accept testimony on proposed city charter amendments.

The proposals include revamping the management of the city’s planned rail system; strengthening the city police commission; creating a fund for the city zoo; and forming a new department of land preservation and enhancement.

They also include amending the requirements for developers to use the city’s affordable housing fund; creating a process for reviewing and abolishing boards and commissions; and establishing a city office of climate change and sustainability.

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The Charter Commission is meeting at Honolulu Hale on Thursday. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The commission held a meeting in Honolulu on Monday, and the next meeting is Wednesday at Mililani High School Cafeteria at 6 p.m.

The Charter Commission is also holding a style committee meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. at Honolulu Hale. The group is in charge of revising the wording of proposals before they go on the ballot.

A full commission meeting will follow Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Among other proposals, commissioners will discuss getting rid of the city’s current process for awarding grants to nonprofits.

Another public meeting will take place Friday 6 p.m. at Windward Community College.

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