Aguon proposes abolition of GLUC

Senator Frank B. Aguon Jr. on Monday introduced a bill proposing the temporary abolition of the Guam Land Use Commission.

Aguon filed Bill 109-34 on the heels of the commission’s decision to approve the construction of a 30-foot electronic billboard in Tumon despite the Office of the Attorney General’s legal advice that would violate Guam law.

"First and foremost, we should never change the law to accommodate people who are in default of the law; we don't create laws to fit the offender, we make the offender comply with the law," Aguon said.

"The people of Guam rely on the expertise of the members of the Guam Land Use Commission, not only to uphold the spirit and intention of any and all laws in their decision making process, but to uphold them with integrity and not blatant disregard, “ he added.

Assistant Attorney General Kristan Finney earlier advised commission members against approving the variance application filed by Trivision Media Group LLC. For the installation of a LED billboard next to the Pacific Bay Hotel. Kristan said the law prohibits such signs.