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Mayors discuss zoning of Guam's villages

by Lannie Walker

Guam - Island mayors gathered around a map of Guam today to get down to the bottom of where one village ends and another begins. A roundtable discussion was held today to focus on village borders. 

Sinajana Vice-Mayor Robert Hoffman says the discrepancy goes back hundreds of years as different boundaries where carved out by surveyors and the mayors themselves.  "A lot of the concerns the mayors have over the years the way the school district are done are done through different maps so who is allowed to run for office in certain areas.  I run in this village, so I can run in this village, but many of the mayors have disputes and are saying no the borders are here or there," he explained.

Hoffman says money for road projects is also at stake.

Carl Untalan, chief planner of the Department of Land Management, says some houses are even split down the middle, telling KUAM News, "What we are going to try to do is actually prepare overlay maps and present to mayor work with them one to one to draw municipal boundaries and they can take a look at it give us one side of the house Dededo and the other side is in Yigo."

Untalan says he will use the current municipal boundaries currently set under Guam public law.

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