Farmlands endrosement

October 24th, 2012

Mayoral candidate and former Gov. Ben Cayetano has been endorsed by an organization dedicated to preserving agricultural land and stopping the Ho’opili development project.

Cayetano is running against former city Managing Director Kirk Caldwell.

The Save Oahu Farmlands Alliance announced its endorsement Tuesday in a news release.

From the release:

Ben Cayetano has vigorously stated, before the Land Use Commission and many times elsewhere, that the paramount authority for preserving agricultural land is the injunction of the Hawai`i State Constitution “to conserve and protect agricultural lands, promote diversified agriculture, increase agricultural self-sufficiency and assure the availability of agriculturally suitable lands” (Article XI).

… Mr. Cayetano has a strong and lengthy record of service to the environmental preservation and management of our island.

On its website, the Alliance describes itself as a “pro-farm, pro-environment, and Hawaiian organizations and individuals, joined together for projects to save Oʻahu farmlands.”

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