PNC :: We Are Guahan Urges Public to Attend Legislature's DEIS Hearings
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Guam - We are Guahan member Victoria Leon Guerrero says that last nights DEIS hearings held by the legislature were much different than the hearings held by the Joint Guam Program Office and the hearings held by the Governor's office.
According to Leon Guerrero the legislature's hearings provided the public with both an opportunity to speak as long as they wanted and the ability to ask questions from a panel of GovGuam officials. Leon Guerrero says last night DOE Superintendant Nerissa Bretania Underwood and GCC president Mary Okada were both on hand to answer questions about the impacts the military buildup will have on education.
Leon Guerrero says that the public was able to learn about the educations needs as a result of the buildup for example the need for about a thousand new teachers.
She adds that the legislature made a great effort of responding to what the community felt was lacking from previous hearings. She encourages everyone to show up to the hearings which will last until the end of the week.
Written by : Clynt Ridgell