CLTC seeking feedback from constituents

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THE CLTC maintains that the USDOJ allegation was false and that the eligibility criteria for becoming a land trust beneficiary did not discriminate based on race, color or national origin.

The CHamoru Land Trust Commission is seeking feedback from its constituents and has scheduled a series of town hall “listening” sessions for central constituents in November and northern constituents in December.

The listening session for southern constituents was already held last Friday at Sagan Bisita in Agat. Announcements for the November and December sessions will be forthcoming.

According to CLTC, the purpose of the listening sessions is to give Land Trust constituents an opportunity to provide input on the following issues:

* lack of infrastructure, utilities, or access;
* surveying difficulties;
* lending and home construction challenges; and
* best farming practices and training.

The event will be broken into four 30-minute segments to address each issue in which constituents may sign up to speak. CLTC is asking participants to summarize their comments and keep them to no longer than three minutes out of respect for others.

If there are few speakers in a particular segment, the balance of time may be given to a segment with many speakers.

And if constituents are unable to attend the session, CLTC said they may submit comments or questions in writing to the CLTC office on the second floor of the ITC Building in Tamuning, Suite 222, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, CLTC staff will be on-site during the town hall meetings to conduct an update of all contact information of any lessee, beneficiary, or applicant and schedule appointments to meet with land agents.

Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services or for additional information, can contact Ms. Tina Rose Tainatongo, Land Agent I, at 649-5263 Ext. 435 or at [email protected]

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