Revised Lease Submitted 

Hagåtña, Guam – The Department of the Navy has sent a new lease for the Eagles Field property
to address the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) concerns as expressed in its legal opinion
on March 31, 2023. At her direction, the Governor’s legal team provided a copy of the OAG’s
opinion to the Department of the Navy and discussed possible revisions to the initial draft lease
addressing the concerns of the OAG. As a result, at 1:56 pm today, the Dept. of the Navy
transmitted a newly revised draft lease to the Office of the Governor.

This afternoon, Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio reviewed the lease with legal counsel, and he believes
that the lease revisions have resolved Attorney General Moylan’s legal concerns. As such, the Lt.
Governor sent the revised lease to the Office of the Attorney General for review.

To address the OAG’s concerns relative to legislative appropriations, Governor Lou Leon
Guerrero will use $10.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, which do not
require legislative appropriations, to pay for all monetary considerations under the lease.
Additionally, the lease eliminates the potential recovery of monetary damages in the event of a

Governor Leon Guerrero previously set aside ARPA funds to construct a new hospital and
medical campus.

To address concerns regarding the provision allowing the federal government to use the medical
facility during war or national emergencies, the new terms clarify that only the President of the
United States can declare a national emergency, and whatever powers the President currently has
during a national emergency over all hospitals will also apply to this hospital. The lease does not
confer any new rights on the federal government that are not already provided in federal law.

This lease will allow the Government of Guam to build a medical campus in a central location
that is minutes away from major population centers and closer to many southern residents who
currently must go to Tamuning or Dededo for emergency care.

The Revised Eagles Field Lease Agreement can be downloaded and viewed here:

The Revised Hospital Lease Agreement April 26, 2023

The Complete Revised Hospital Lease Agreement April 26, 2023


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