by Nick Delgado
Guam - There's growing concern among island mayors as villages that are comprised mainly of high-income families are apparently losing out on much-needed federal grant money. According to Mayors Council of Guam Executive Director Angel Sablan, one of these villages is Santa Rita.
He told KUAM News, "There's some villages that won't be able to get any federal grants simply because of the makeup of their villages, and he's concerned because, you know, if Santa Rita is going to be continued to be called a high-income village, they're never going to be able to get grants from GHURA or some of the entities that give to the low-income sections to build or renovate their gyms or their community centers or their baseball fields."
The Mayors Council is waiting to see the latest census results to determine if there were changes in the makeup of the village as well as others around the island.