The federal court wrested control of Guam’s solid waste program from the Government of Guam on Monday, basically saying that GovGuam is not interested in closing Ordot dump and that the situation is spiraling out of control. Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood placed the solid waste operations in receivership and gave a Virginia company the go ahead to develop a new landfill and close the festering sore of the current landfill. She was scathing in her scorn for GovGuam, DPW and the Legislature.
So a new landfill is on the way. Unfortunately this receivership into the hands of a private firm means the costs will skyrocket, and those costs will of course be passed onto me and other Guam taxpayers. Joy. Another banner week for GovGuam ineptitude.
So the Attorney General ordered the closure of Southern High School last week, after visiting the campus and discovering numerous health and safety violations. If the school is not brought into habitable conditions over spring break this week, the school will remain closed while repairs continue. Just click on that link above and look at the picture of Southern’s swimming pool. It is rancid. And the thing is, Southern has always been this way, since it opened over a decade ago. That pool has always been that way, the football field has always been a wasteland, the toilets screwed up. That school is a disgrace.