Mayors irked at non-involvement in bill - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Mayors irked at non-involvement in bill

Posted: Updated:

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Island mayors aren't so pleased that they weren't consulted about a bill that would create a Safe Schools Program. Bill 177, introduced by Senator Aline Yamashita, would establish school crimestoppers. The legislation was in reaction to vandals targeting several schools. 

But Yigo Mayor Robert Lizama believes the bill needs to identify resources to help them, saying, "Here's another bill that identifies the Mayors Council of Guam's involvement they're asking for our participation, now perhaps that becomes law. They give us a law to mandate us; now what's happening here is they're forever giving us the responsibility but not giving us the financial support nor giving us personnel."

A public hearing on Bill 177 is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 at the Legislative Public Hearing Room in Hagatna.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • EPA says they'll publish all documents online

    EPA says they'll publish all documents online

    "We had no intention in not being transparent" - this according to Guam Environmental Protection Agency Director Walter Leon Guerrero at a GEPA meeting late today. The agency recently responded to KUAM's FOIA request for documents pertaining to copious amMore >>
    "We had no intention in not being transparent" - this according to Guam Environmental Protection Agency Director Walter Leon Guerrero at a GEPA meeting late today. The agency recently responded to KUAM's FOIA request for documents pertaining to copious amMore >>
  • Store owner helps man held at knifepoint

    Store owner helps man held at knifepoint

    It was a scary moment for a man on his way to get breakfast at a Harmon store. Court documents state the victim in this case had encountered Paul Nisarafach just moments prior on the road. The victim reported Nisarafach was driving slow, so he overtook anMore >>
    It was a scary moment for a man on his way to get breakfast at a Harmon store. Court documents state the victim in this case had encountered Paul Nisarafach just moments prior on the road. The victim reported Nisarafach was driving slow, so he overtook anMore >>
  • Public auditor candidates lay out visions

    Public auditor candidates lay out visions

    The three candidates for Public Auditor appeared at a forum hosted by the Rotary Club. Outgoing Speaker Benjamin J. Cruz, Acting Public Auditor Yuka Hechanova and Dr. Doreen Crisostomo each gave an introduction, sharing their background and credentials. TMore >>
    The three candidates for Public Auditor appeared at a forum hosted by the Rotary Club. Outgoing Speaker Benjamin J. Cruz, Acting Public Auditor Yuka Hechanova and Dr. Doreen Crisostomo each gave an introduction, sharing their background and credentials. TMore >>
Powered by Frankly