by Nick Delgado
Guam - Legislation that would establish the Guam Building Code Council also went up for a public hearing this morning. The Council will be comprised of nine representatives who, among other responsibilities, will review and adopt future updates to the island's building and fire codes as well as have a dual role as a board of appeals for industry disputes.
Although the measure received major support, Guam Contractor's License Board's Mary Perez says amendments need to be made, because it would have negative impacts on their agency. She said, "If our office is tasked to do this it will affect our operations and it will also affect our spending."
The Council will meet at the minimum once every three months, their terms are for five years, and appointments will be made by the governor.