Guam – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio pushed for the restoration and redevelopment of Hagåtña, Guam’s capital village in two meetings on Tuesday.
Army Corps of Engineers
This afternoon, officials from the Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led by its Commander, Lt. Colonel Douglas Guttormsen gave their first briefing to the island’s chief executive.
“We came to Guam to better understand the local dynamics and issues,” LTC Guttormsen told Governor Calvo.
Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Tenorio discussed flooding, erosion in southern Guam, work on formerly utilized defense sites, and current and prospective programs with LTC Guttormsen. The Governor pushed for movement on an ongoing project, which focuses on the Hagåtña river and nearby areas. He will be directing his administration to actively collaborate with the Corps to finish the necessary planning and begin work as soon as possible.
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council
Governor Calvo also met with Kitty Simonds, the Executive Director for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council today. While a number of topics were brought up, most of the conversation focused on money available to construct a marina and recreational fishing platform in Hagåtña. The administration will finish a marine conservation plan, to secure nearly $1 million in funding for this and other projects.
“These two meetings laid the groundwork for real and noticeable changes for Hagåtña,” Governor Calvo said. “During my time in office, a sense of pride will be restored in our capital. Restoration and redevelopment won’t be mere political buzzwords, but promises this administration will keep.”