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Measure would open conservation fund to parks

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2014

~~<p>Environmental groups are worried a proposal to include parks in the city's Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund would hamper efforts to buy areas in dire need of protection.</p>
<p>Oahu voters in 2006 approved a change to the Honolulu City Charter requiring that money be set aside each year for a fund dedicated to preserving conservation lands. Eight years later a proposal to broaden how the fund can be used is raising the ire of environmental groups concerned the change would leave significantly less money for the intended purpose.</p>
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Environmental groups are worried a proposal to include parks in the city's Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund would hamper efforts to buy areas in dire need of protection.

Oahu voters in 2006 approved a change to the Honolulu City Charter requiring that money be set aside each year for a fund dedicated to preserving conservation lands. Eight years later a proposal to broaden how the fund can be used is raising the ire of environmental groups concerned the change would leave significantly less money for the intended purpose. Login for more...



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