Aguon Bill Would Increase Representation on Hagatna Restoration & Development Authority

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Guam – A measure introduced by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. would increase representation on the Hagatna Restoration & Development Authority from 7 to 9.

Bill #96 specifies that the 2 additional members would be the Mayor of Hagatna and a legislative representatives, appointed by the Speaker..

READ Bill #96 HERE

The measure also calls for adding 2 additional non-voting members, one from the Department of Health and another from the Guam EPA. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Muna-Barnes and Cruz.

In a release, Senator Aguon states that because of the “tremendous mandate bestowed upon the Hagatna Restoration & Development Authority in the  revitalization of the capital city of Guam, it is critical that the Mayor of Hagatna … and a legislative representative actively participate in the deliberations and the eventual revitalization of Guam’s capital city.”

READ the release from Senator Aguon:

Legislation was recently introduced (Bill No. 96-32) and co-sponsored by Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Barnes and Vice-Speaker Cruz that will increase the membership on the Hagatna Restoration & Development Authority from its present number of seven (7) members to a total of nine (9)
Commissioners, with the two additional members to be the Mayor of Hagatna and a legislative representative who will be appointed by the Speaker of I Liheslaturan Guahan.

In addition, Bill No. 96-32 would add two non-voting ex-officio members from the Department of Public Works and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, who will be tasked to contribute toward the final consideration, adoption and implementation of the Hagatna master plan that will be approved by the Authority.

Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. states, “With the tremendous mandate bestowed upon the Hagatna Restoration & Development Authority in the  revitalization of the capital city of Guam, it is critical that the Mayor of Hagatna (elected by the residents of the village) and a legislative representative actively participate in the deliberations and the eventual revitalization of Guam’s capital city.” Senator Aguon concludes, “I believe that the efforts and decisions that will be rendered by the Commissioners of the Authority over the next few years will leave a long-lasting impression on the people of Guam and our island’s visitors on a history-rich Chamorro heritage, and the multi-ethnic community that Guam has become.”

For comments or questions regarding the letter, you may contact the Office of Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr. at 475-GUM1/2(4861/2), or e-mail to aguon4guam@gmail.com.