Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lamo'na

From We Are Guahan:

In order to engage and educate the public on the "Compatibility Sustainability Study" or "CSS", We Are Guåhan is inviting you to join us:

at a village meeting

on November 16, 2011

at the Yigo Senior Center (next to the Yigo Softball Field)

from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The purpose of the CSS is to protect the quality of life for all residents of Guam. The village meeting is an opportunity to learn more about issues discussed in the CSS such as land use, noise, health and affordable housing.

For example, according to the CSS, the number of helicopter operations at Andersen Air Force Base will more than double by 2014 to over 100 flights a day. The CSS also states that there will be about 400 airplane operations a day at Andersen. The noise from airplanes and helicopters flying overhead will affect over 2,500 residents in Yigo and Dededo. The CSS gives our leaders an opportunity to proactively address issues such as night-time flights over our homes and flights over schools near Andersen such as Upi Elementary and Machanaonao Elementary.”

Governor Calvo, Speaker Won Pat, Mayor Savares and Rear Admiral Bushong make up the “Policy Committee” that is responsible for preparing and approving policy recommendations and approval of a final CSS.

The recommendations in the final CSS will give guidance to GovGuam and DOD moving forward, so it’s extremely important for our community to learn about the steps GovGuam is taking and will take to protect our communities and to give feedback.

The CSS and Health and Social Service Strategic Plan are available at: http://www.one.guam.gov/. Comments on the Draft CSS are due by Feb. 10, 2012.

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