Public hearing today for zoning board appointees

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A PUBLIC hearing will be held Tuesday morning in the House chamber by the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation Standing Committee on Judiciary and Governmental Operations.

The committee chairman, Rep. Joel Camacho, said the public hearing will discuss Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ reappointment of Joe Ayuyu, Jr. and the appointments of Kevin Deleon Guerrero, Perry Inos Jr., Lee Dong Kyu, and Juan Wabol to serve as members of the Commonwealth Zoning Board.

Six witnesses were asked by the committee to provide comments during the public hearing: Saipan Mayor David Apatang, Northern Islands Mayor Vicente Santos, Zoning Administrator Gerilynn Dela Cruz, Saipan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Maxine Laszlo, Coastal Resources Management Director Janice Castro, and Planning & Development Executive Director Achumar Kodep Ogumoro-Uludong.

Witnesses were encouraged by the committee to submit written testimony prior to the public hearing. Oral testimony may also be received during the hearing.

Members of the general public can also present testimonies at the public hearing, which will start at 10 a.m.

The committee will also discuss House Local Bill 21-35, which would establish a special improvement district in the Third Senatorial District. Rep. Ivan Blanco introduced the measure.

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