by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Speaker Judi Won Pat has expressed concerns with a plan of action developed by the federal management team. In a letter to District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall, Won Pat states that there are still major issues that remain unaddressed. Specifically the speaker notes that the plan fails to provide a thorough review of the current needs and conditions within Mental Health and DISID.
Won Pat also expressed concerns that the funding source is unclear and the government is not in a position to incur any new expenses.
The plan calls for approximately $25 million to bring the government into compliance with an amended permanent injunction. The majority of funds will go to establish the center, but some in the community have expressed concerns that the center would segregate consumers from the community instead of integrating them.