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Skinner Plaza is currently under the control and supervision of the Legislature. Governor Calvo requested the transfer in a May 1 letter to Cruz whose committee oversees Cultural Affairs.
Governor Calvo has said that he wants the museum to be the center piece of his Hagatna restoration and revitalization plan.
READ Senator Cruz's release in FULL below:
Cruz Introduces Bill No. 454-31 Transferring Skinner’s Plaza to the Government of Guam at the Request of the Calvo Administration
(Thursday – Hagåtña, Guam) Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz complied with the Calvo Administration’s request for the introduction of legislation transferring the Skinner Plaza area to the Government of Guam for the purpose of constructing an Educational Cultural Facility, or museum.
In a May 1, 2012 letter, Governor Calvo states, “.., I humbly request that a transfer of ownership of the Skinner Plaza to the Government of Guam, be processed immediately."
According to an April 26, 2012 letter from Monte Mesa, Guam Chamorro and Education Facility Steering Committee Chairman, the Governor wants
the Museum to be an integral part of his Hagåtña Restoration and Revitalization Plan and believes the Skinner plaza area is a great central position for it.
Vice Speaker Cruz said, “I asked Governor Calvo to assess the viability of various museum sites including Oka Point and Skinner Plaza—he has chosen Skinner Plaza based on his request.”
Current law places Skinner Plaza under the control and supervision of the Legislature.
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