Tom Ada Wants to Create ‘Hybrid’ Guam Land Use Commission

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Senator Frank Aguon Jr has also introduced legislation to require village approval before the GLUC can approve any future projects. 

Guam – Senator Tom Ada has introduced a bill that would shuffle the Guam Land Use Commission to set aside four spots to represent Guam’s villages.

 

Bill 335 proposes to expand the number of commissioners from seven to nine and reserves four spots for ‘hybrid commissioners.’ Hybrid commissioners would only serve on the commission for a specific, single application and will represent the respective villages affected by the application. The first and second hybrid commissioner will consist of the mayor of the village affected by the application and a sworn member of that village’s municipal planning council. The remaining two hybrid commissioners will consist of mayors of the villages next to main village affected by the application. The terms of the hybrid commissioners will end at the conclusion of the application. The bill comes after public outcry against the current GLUC’s decision to allow the development of two high rise condos in Pago Bay. Senator Frank Aguon Jr has also introduced legislation to require village approval before the GLUC can approve any future projects.