Bordallo reinforces opposition to land use - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Bordallo reinforces opposition to land use

Posted: Updated:

by Nick Delgado

Guam - While the discussion on land condemnation has been the highlight of the recent public hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo today reiterated her opposition to the use of eminent domain to acquire land for the buildup.

Bordallo states, "If a landowner is not interested in leasing or selling their private property I would oppose any Department of Defense efforts to use eminent domain to acquire the private property,"

Bordallo says she has made mention of her opposition during several meetings with DoD officials, adding that island leaders and the community would not support the option. Bordallo continues to encourage DoD to work closely with GovGuam and any private landowners to explore mutually agreeable solutions to any land issues. Bordallo states, "Any such effort by the DoD to use eminent domain for land acquisition would have to be approved by the U.S. Congress and would be reviewed by the House Armed Services Committee."

She also added, "I will reiterate my opposition to the use of eminent domain to acquire land in comments that I will submit on the Draft EIS."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Mother arrested for child found at school

    Mother arrested for child found at school

    A mom is in jail while her 4-year-old is in the custody of Child Protective Services. It apparently took Donicia Topasna Taitague almost five hours to report her child missing.  She was arrested for child abuse and neglect.More >>
    A mom is in jail while her 4-year-old is in the custody of Child Protective Services. It apparently took Donicia Topasna Taitague almost five hours to report her child missing.  She was arrested for child abuse and neglect.More >>
  • Military responds to senators on Surface Danger Zone

    Military responds to senators on Surface Danger Zone

    You may not be able to post more public comments, but opposition to the Navy's proposal continues to grow offline. A handful of senators have sent formal requests urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's not move forward with establishing a danger zone inMore >>
    You may not be able to post more public comments, but opposition to the Navy's proposal continues to grow offline. A handful of senators have sent formal requests urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's not move forward with establishing a danger zone inMore >>
  • GEC counting 2018 write-in ballots

    GEC counting 2018 write-in ballots

    The Guam Election Commission is busy recounting write-in ballots. At a meeting held Thursday morning, GEC Director Maria Pangelinan says their office is tabulating and recording all write-ins for the General Election. Though she notes they've done it befoMore >>
    The Guam Election Commission is busy recounting write-in ballots. At a meeting held Thursday morning, GEC Director Maria Pangelinan says their office is tabulating and recording all write-ins for the General Election. Though she notes they've done it befoMore >>
Powered by Frankly