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Brown says new Port master plan bill is "favorable"

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Following opposition by Port management and a veto by Governor Eddie Calvo, Senator Tom Ada has introduced another version of the Port Master Plan Update Bill.

Port general manager Joanne Brown says she was forwarded a draft of Bill 328 by the oversight chair and based on a preliminary review, the bill looks favorable with no major concerns. "The main concern we had was the infringement on the ability to prioritize expenditure of port funds, that's been removed even with regards to the issue concerning the fuel piers, instead of mandating we "shall" address that as a priority, the legislature in the draft language is making a "recommendation" that the port management do so and certainly we appreciate that, at the end of the day we want to ensure our port is running effectively," she told KUAM News.

As we reported, Brown had accused Ada of trying to micromanage the port with the substituted version. The bill was forwarded to the port's board of directors for further review. You can read Bill 328 on GuamLegislature.com.
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