Should the State buy 22,500 acres of Dole lands?

Senator Donovan Dela Cruz has introduced a resolution for the state to purchase 22,500 acres currently being sold by the agribusiness corporation.

Hawaii Independent Staff

Senator Dela Cruz — Mr. Central Oahu — has introduced a new resolution urging the state to purchase 22,500 acres of unused Oahu agricultural lands which are being sold by Dole Food Company.

The resolution, SR133, hasn’t been scheduled for any hearings, though the deadline for resolutions is still a few weeks out.

The state recently acquired the Galbraith estate. Should the Dole lands be next?

Corrected on March 27 to clarify that Dole Plantation itself is not included in the parcels being sold.