Government agencies continue to assess impact on buildup - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Government agencies continue to assess impact on buildup

Posted: Updated:
by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - With two weeks left to comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, the Guam Legislature continues to hold roundtables with the different government agencies to discuss the possible impacts the military buildup could have. Today, Public Auditor Doris Flores Brooks said it was difficult to quantify the anticipated impact on the Office of Public Accountability.

"We always had concern about infrastructure of roads, utilities my concern is whether the financial infrastructure was in place for like agencies like revenue and taxation to ensure that we had the capability of going and ensuring that those military contractors we were collecting our 4%," she said.

She adds there is a presumed growth in operations for the general government along with education and public safety. She told lawmakers the OPA share in that growth but it will most likely be small.

Meanwhile, many of the public safety agencies were scheduled for this today's roundtable but none showed up. This follows as the Governor's Buildup office director Mark Calvo wrote to the legislature asking to reschedule the hearings. Calvo says the buildup office is in receipt of agency draft inputs and comments on the Draft SEIS and are currently reviewing them to ensure that agency assessments on the impacts indicated in the study are accurate. He adds the Buildup Office is preparing to submit final agency comments to the governor on June 12 which at the same time would be available to senators and the public. He requested for the hearings to take place the following day on June 13 to provide the legislature with final input from the agencies.
  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Three trials will be held for former GHURA board members

    Three trials will be held for former GHURA board members

    Three separate trials will be held for the former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority board members charged with violating the Open Government Law. First to face a jury a jury of six are Cecile Suda, David Sablan, Roland Selvidge, and

    More >>

    Three separate trials will be held for the former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority board members charged with violating the Open Government Law. First to face a jury a jury of six are Cecile Suda, David Sablan, Roland Selvidge, and

    More >>
  • Bill passed banning use of plastic carry-out bags

    Bill passed banning use of plastic carry-out bags

    Lawmakers have wrapped up this month's session, and passed a series of bills that include a measure to ban the use of plastic carry-out bags here. Sponsored by Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee, the ban would go into effect by January 1, 2021. Similar bans have a

    More >>

    Lawmakers have wrapped up this month's session, and passed a series of bills that include a measure to ban the use of plastic carry-out bags here. Sponsored by Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee, the ban would go into effect by January 1, 2021. Similar bans have a

    More >>
  • Emotional testimony at CLTC oversight hearing from land applicants

    Emotional testimony at CLTC oversight hearing from land applicants

    Emotional testimony during the first oversight hearing with the Chamorro Land Trust Commission Tuesday night. Many land applicants taking the time to express frustration over news of people jumping the line to get CLTC property. A Mr. Munoz, a 1995 applicMore >>
    Emotional testimony during the first oversight hearing with the Chamorro Land Trust Commission Tuesday night. Many land applicants taking the time to express frustration over news of people jumping the line to get CLTC property. A Mr. Munoz, a 1995 applicMore >>
Powered by Frankly