Quantcast
  

Saturday, September 20, 2014         

OUR VIEW


TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT:
Current Print Subscribers
ACTIVATE account
- OR -
LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE
for full digital access

Caldwell for mayor of Honolulu


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 21, 2012

~~<p>Think if wallowing in our own traffic misery is what you want for Oahu &mdash;for years to come, with no relief in sight. If idling in traffic on the H-1 and H-2 freeways for hours every single week, amid growing population, is what you choose for yourself, maybe even for your next generation. Simply, that is what we'll continue getting &mdash; and will deserve &mdash; if Ben Cayetano is elected Honolulu mayor with his thin bus rapid transit scheme. We reject such a fate for our Hono-lulu. Oahu deserves better planning on this and other city issues, and we believe Kirk Caldwell can deliver as our next mayor.</p>
<p>The choice between Caldwell and Cayetano is not a character issue. We deplore the third-party PAC attack ads against Cayetano that blatantly mislead about illegal campaign finance dealings when he was governor, and hope they do not backfire now against Caldwell. Both candidates have put in impressive time in public service: Caldwell as former city managing director, acting mayor and state legislator; Cayetano as a two-term governor and state senator.</p>
~~

Think if wallowing in our own traffic misery is what you want for Oahu —for years to come, with no relief in sight. If idling in traffic on the H-1 and H-2 freeways for hours every single week, amid growing population, is what you choose for yourself, maybe even for your next generation. Simply, that is what we'll continue getting — and will deserve — if Ben Cayetano is elected Honolulu mayor with his thin bus rapid transit scheme. We reject such a fate for our Hono-lulu. Oahu deserves better planning on this and other city issues, and we believe Kirk Caldwell can deliver as our next mayor.

The choice between Caldwell and Cayetano is not a character issue. We deplore the third-party PAC attack ads against Cayetano that blatantly mislead about illegal campaign finance dealings when he was governor, and hope they do not backfire now against Caldwell. Both candidates have put in impressive time in public service: Caldwell as former city managing director, acting mayor and state legislator; Cayetano as a two-term governor and state senator. Login for more...



Login or sign up below for the complete story

Print Subscribers
ACTIVATION
Current print subscribers, activate your premium content account for unlimited online access & commenting
New Subscribers
Find subscription offers in your area and choose the package that suits your reading preferences.

14-DAY PASS
14 day premium online access and commenting ability on StarAdvertiser.com