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Strengthen UH building freeze


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 29, 2013

~~<p>Before making any budgeting decisions affecting the University of Hawaii construction program, it ought to be mandatory for lawmakers to tour facilities, in Manoa particularly, taking stock of what's already there.</p>
<p>The sight of deteriorating buildings at what is supposed to be the state's flagship campus should reinforce their resolve to prioritize repairs and maintenance over new construction. It also should drive them to strengthen the &quot;moratorium&quot; the UH Board of Regents has proposed now &mdash; specifically, to make a longer-term commitment.</p>
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Before making any budgeting decisions affecting the University of Hawaii construction program, it ought to be mandatory for lawmakers to tour facilities, in Manoa particularly, taking stock of what's already there.

The sight of deteriorating buildings at what is supposed to be the state's flagship campus should reinforce their resolve to prioritize repairs and maintenance over new construction. It also should drive them to strengthen the "moratorium" the UH Board of Regents has proposed now — specifically, to make a longer-term commitment. Login for more...



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