AG presses federal judge for shorter receivership deadline

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The original end to the solid waste receivership was slated for December 31, 2017.

Guam – Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson is hoping the deadline to end the solid waste federal receivership will be sooner than the current June 2018 deadline.

In court last week, the AG filed a motion for reconsideration of Chief Judge Frances Tyindingco-Gatewood’s order issued earlier this month.

After a heated debate during a hearing over the deadline for the the receivership to end, Judge Gatewood chose to delay the timeline to June 2018, giving Federal Receivers Gershman Brickner and Bratton another 6 months of oversight.

But AG Anderson is asking that the Guam Solid Waste Authority management take over no later than February 28, 2018.

If the issue is about procurement training, the attorney general says her office will continue to provide training and the date will also give time for GSWA’s new management to observe GSWA operations while the receiver is still in place.