A meeting with Mayor Lorenzo DeCima is coming shortly; It won’t be pretty
First and foremost I would like to thank the individual who graciously donated a considerable amount of money to the Comite Pro Municipio 73. You have no idea how much you have helped the movement move foreward.
In my last post I talked about the state of the city annual report that Guaymas has now been published, here is the link, primer-informe-de-gobierno-lorenzo-de-cima and how local residents of San Carlos are going to publish their own state of the city address for San Carlos. I suggest anyone who knows anything about accounting take a look at it. The report has received harsh critique from many locals. The counter state of the city report has moved forward and soon will be ready to publish. When it is completed I will publish it in full but will not have time to translate it. A cheesy google translation will have to suffice for those who don’t speak Spanish and I have been told the document will be lengthy.
The knew news is that on the 24 of August the Comite Pro Municipio 73 submitted a letter to mayor Lorenzo DeCima demanding a meeting with him to discuss issues of great importance to San Carlos. The letter was signed by dozens of San Carlos residents. The mayor legally had 5 days to respond to the letter. Needless to say as I type this post Lorenzo DeCima has refused to answer the letter, which incidentally is a violation of Mexican law. Thank you Lorenzo! Why is Lorenzo afraid to meet with a few residents of San Carlos? Come on Lorenzo, even Otto Claussen came to San Carlos and spoke with locals, it is time to man up!!
It was recently announced in some of the media sites that Guaymas pays to produce propaganda for the city that some how the city of Guaymas has gotten it’s grubby mitts on a hold of 40 million pesos of either state or federal funding for development projects within the Municipio This press release may or may not be true but guess what? Not one single centavo of that money, if it ever were to be allocated would be spent on anything in San Carlos. To add a little insult to injury it was also recently brought to my attention that the city of Guaymas generated 540,000 pesos in revenue due to the renewal of 9 alcohol permits in San Carlos. Not one centavo of this money will stay in San Carlos to improve anything. The money is gone like the wind.
I will remind everyone that San Carlos is still without a Comisario and here of course is where it will get interesting. Local acitivist’s and residents seem to be drawing a line in the sand over the Comisario issue. It remains to be seen what activists might do should the city of Guaymas choose to defy Mexican law and illegally impose yet another Comisario on San Carlos with out the proper protocol or requirements full filled.
So as San Carlos drifts along through life aimlessly with no one at the helm, no real security, no help what so ever from the authorities that be and of course no money what so ever to make any kind of real improvements to the city I would not be surprised if while driving into town on any give day in the future if one should find the main road blocked leading into San Carlos; it might just have has something to due with all this!