by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Chamorro Land Trust Commission sent letters out to 52 commercial licensees today. CLTC Director Jess Garcia says upon receipt of the letter, companies will have to appear before the Commission within ten days to update their information. During a recent oversight hearing, lawmakers stressed that the Commission must update its commercial licenses records and ensure that companies are current in making payments to ensure adequate funding for the Commission to perform its other duties.
"If they don't do it within ten days then the matter will be referred to the board for their review and action," said Garcia. When asked what kind of action can the board take, he replied, "It could be anywhere from having them summons in or at the worst terminating the license."
While the Commission is ironing out the commercial licenses, they are also working on an inventory of residential and agriculture leases. Garcia says an advisory group met last Friday and is forming subcommittees to address the short- and long-term goals to address all of the problems surrounding the CLTC.