Governor Eddie Calvo wrote to the AG to also express his concern over the federal receiver’s “transparency” and “accountability” of the work they were paid to complete.
Guam – Now that there’s a new Attorney General in office, Governor Eddie Calvo believes that they can resume representing the Governor’s Office in the Solid Waste Consent decree in federal court.
Governor Eddie Calvo wrote to Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson to express his gratitude and to also voice his concerns about the federal receivership under Gershman Brickner and Bratton.
Governor Calvo says he was concerned when the AG’s Office, under the leadership of then-Attorney General Lenny Rapadas, “started representing the federal receiver Gershman Brickner and Bratton.”
At the time, the governor’s office and the AG’s Office had a falling out. Because of this, the governor’s office retained its own legal counsel with permission from the federal judge.
AG Anderson in a statement said she was elated to be representing the government again through the Guam Solid Waste Management Board and looks forward to ensuring a smooth transition once the federal receivership ends.
Read the press release from the AG’s Office below:
The Office of the Attorney General will soon continue in its role representing the Government of Guam in the Layon case and Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson is elated to have the Guam Solid Waste Management Board as her client. While there is no official end date for the receivership, transition and management of Layon must be given back to the GSWM Board before the receivership ends.
General Barrett-Anderson intends to meet with the GSWM Board and discuss how she can best guide them as this transition happens.
“ I firmly believe the government of Guam can manage this, and I look forward to the conclusion of this litigation,” said General Barrett-Anderson
The OAG expects that the motions necessary for them to re-enter the case will be filed with the District Court sometime next week.
You can read the governor’s letter by clicking on the file below.