VIDEO: Mayor Savares Urges Governor to Transfer Animal Control to Mayors Council


Guam –  Mayor’s Council President Melissa Savares  called on Governor Eddie Calvo to help the Mayors implement an effective stray animal round up program.


She said the Governor could help by transferring the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Control Division and its funds to the Mayors through legislation.

Her remarks came during the Municipal Address she delivered at the swearing in ceremony for the Mayor’s Council executive officers Thursday morning at the Asan Community Center where Governor Eddie Calvo and several lawmakers also attended the event.

“Governor we ask you that you amend your executive order to recommend the reorganization of the Department of Agriculture to transfer the Animal Control section of the Mayors Council including its personnel, FTE’s, equipment, and of course the funding” said Savares. “This will help us take the stray animals in our communities and make our communities safer for everyone.”

Savares also said a new revised Abandoned Vehicles Program is in the works for all 19 villages, but they still need the funds to be transferred into their accounts. In addition, the mayors also gave $30 thousand dollars to First Lady Christine Calvo for her Rigalu Foundation. The proceeds were from the 2011 liberation festivities.

The officers of the Mayor’s Council remain much the same, still including Dededo Mayor Savares as President, Sinajana Vice Mayor Robert Hofmann as Vice President, Agat Mayor Carol Tayama as Secretary, Inarajan Mayor Franklin Taitague as Treasurer. Santa Rita Mayor Dale Alvarez is the new Sergeant-at-Arms.