Guam- Village mayors are hoping to begin the revamped Abandoned Vehicles Program in the next couple weeks.
Sinajana Vice Mayor Robert Hofmann says they finished details of their new plan a couple weeks ago and it was sent to be approved by Council President Melissa Savares and Executive Director Angel Sablan. The plan calls for all 19 villages to be done at the same time. Hofmann mentions the next step is for their request for $550 thousand dollars to be transferred from the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) Recycling Revolving Fund and approval from the Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR).
“We want to really get 19 groups working down there” said Hofmann. “Boots on the ground. It’s going to give people some employment for the next few months. Get these heavy equipment, which we say are lying on the sides of the road, being unused. Get them out there. Get them working.”
Hofmann adds the plan is centered around efficiency. The previous program was based on a village lottery system and stopped in Yona after the contract with Balli steel was believed to have expired.