Navy indicates readiness to sign Agreement - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Navy indicates readiness to sign Agreement

Posted: Updated:

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Despite numerous concerns raised from various organizations and members of the public that the proposed Programmatic Agreement fails to recognize the impacts the buildup will have on historic properties, it appears the Navy is ready to seal the deal.  Guam Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Aguon confirmed during a public hearing Tuesday night that the Deputy Secretary of the Navy for the environment is ready to sign the agreement.

"I don't believe this is a necessary agreement, when you start to talk with the federal navy officials its like they are on your Guam, its like, 'Okay, Guam, you need to straighten up and look at what we gave you so review it make a decision. Make sure you sign it'," said Aguon.  "And I didn't appreciate that because I felt like we went through this comment period just for the sake of doing it 'cause the law says to do it."

Aguon says it appears the PA doesn't include the concerns raised during the comment period. She testified in support of Resolution 432-30, which objects to the execution of the agreement and concurs that historic properties will be impacted by military buildup projects.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Airport will appeal $2.1M arbitration award

    Airport will appeal $2.1M arbitration award

    The airport will appeal a superior court decision upholding a $2.1-million arbitration award to DFS. The Guam International Airport Authority argues that the retailer owed back rent when it failed to promptly vacate space at the terminal after losing theMore >>
    The airport will appeal a superior court decision upholding a $2.1-million arbitration award to DFS. The Guam International Airport Authority argues that the retailer owed back rent when it failed to promptly vacate space at the terminal after losing the More >>
  • Pentagon free to cap military service for transgenders

    Pentagon free to cap military service for transgenders

    Disappointment is the feeling being shared after the US Supreme Court ruled to allow the Pentagon to limit transgender military service, at least for now. Back in July of 2017, President Trump tweeted the military would not allow transgender individuals tMore >>
    Disappointment is the feeling being shared after the US Supreme Court ruled to allow the Pentagon to limit transgender military service, at least for now. Back in July of 2017, President Trump tweeted the military would not allow transgender individuals tMore >>
  • Moylan challenges senators to get drug tested

    Moylan challenges senators to get drug tested

    Sen. Jim Moylan said his colleagues should lead the way in fighting Guam's drug epidemic. He said his Bill 26 and Legislative Rules Resolution 16 are good first steps for senators to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk as well. Bill 26 would lift drMore >>
    Sen. Jim Moylan said his colleagues should lead the way in fighting Guam's drug epidemic. He said his Bill 26 and Legislative Rules Resolution 16 are good first steps for senators to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk as well. Bill 26 would lift drMore >>
Powered by Frankly