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The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose,  because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important, major fight 100 years hence, a lot of other people have got to be willing – for the sheer fun and joy of it – to go right ahead and fight, knowing you’re going to lose. You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it.

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Guaymas is about to have it’s yearly “informe”: A state of the city address if you will, Residents of San Carlos are producing their own “informe” for Guaymas

Guaymas is about to have it’s yearly “informe”: A state of the city address if you will, Residents of San Carlos are producing their own “informe” for Guaymas

 

Municpio 74 round

It is summer time and it is hot as hell out there on the streets of Guaymas and San Carlos. It is about to get hotter and I don’t mean in the sense of temperature. As I have documented in the past residents of San Carlos are “MAD AS HELL AND NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY LONGER” if you will; regarding the way in which our township or comisaria is governed. I wrote two recent articles within the last few months, one about a meeting between our new Comisario and the Pro Municpio 73 Comite and the other on an issue with the Comandante of San Carlos and how he illegally harassed a Costa del Mar resident. Both of these instances were addressed by the Comite Pro Municipio 73 in one form or another.

It appears that the comisario has recently resigned his post as comisario and that we have a new comandante. This coming week members of the Comite 73 will be trying to find out exactly what is going on with the comisario. Did he resign was he fired? No one really knows for sure but he is definitely not in the office anymore. Did it have anything to do with the fact that a member of the Comite 73 recorded the conversation during the meeting and published part of it on facebook?

While this is interesting and of great interest to San Carlos residents what will happen next is by far more important. I wrote in my last article on our most recent comsiario that he was chosen in an illegal manner. I have been informed by the Comite 73 that it will be unacceptable if the next comisario is chosen in the same way. What the Comite 73 plans on doing about that remains to be seen but it is clear that if Guaymas try’s to violate the rules on choosing a comisario lawsuits may be filed.

On the 15th of the month Guaymas is going to have its state of the city address. It is obvious to me and others that Guaymas is going to sugar coat the living shit out of what is going on within the municipio. So with that said the Comite Pro Municipio 73 is creating a legal document that will state what is the true state of the Comisaria of San Carlos. This as you can imagine will not be a sugar coated legal document. The document will include the illegal manner in which we are charged for water, the illegal manner in which we had the last comisario shoved down our throat, the illegal manner in which we are charged for public lighting yet the ranchitos has no public lighting. And then of course there are the other problems, trash pick up, endless extortion of the tourist population by the local police and what about any ideas from anyone esle?

I was asked to translate and Publish this letter for the English speaking community that was written by Juan Carlos Gonzales so here it is. If anyone would like to put in their two cents you can email Juan Carlos at the address at the end of the letter.

Municpio 74 round

SAN CARLOS SONORA MEXICO GUAYMAS 1 August 2016

COMITE PRO MUNICIPIO 73/PRO TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE 73

CALLING OUT & INVITING: THE RESIDENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SAN CARLOS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN GENERAL TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY AND IN A WAY TO AGREE PACIFICALLY, BUT ABOVE ALL LEGITIMATELY AND LEGALLY IN THE NEED TO PREPARE A legal document that aims to prevent the current political SOCIATAL DETERIORATION  we suffer as a group,
THIS DETERIORATION HAS ITS ROOTS AND IS LOCATED IN PRIMARY AUTHORITY, SUCH AUTHORITY IS GUAYMAS PRIMARY CITY HALL-21 CITY COUNCILMAN and mayor. They all proved an INABILITY TO RULE WITH EQUITY AND JUSTICE AND DUE TO AFFECT DIRECTLY TO CIVILIANS TO REFUSE AND NOT PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES IN SAN CARLOS THAT CITY LAW IS OBLIGED TO PROVIDE TO THE CIVILIAN POPULATION OF SAN CARLOS.

THAT IS WHY WE INVITE ANYONE TO DOCUMENT WITH AUDIO OR VIDEO OR PHOTO , that graphically AND ACCURATELY SHOWS ALL OF THE IRREGULARITIES AND OMISSIONS that OCCUR in San Carlos on a day by day, night after night BASIS.
BACKWARDNESS AND INJUSTICE are reflected in inefficient AND NON EXISISENT UTILITIES THAT DIRECTLY AFFECT OUR QUALITY OF LIFE AND TRANQUILITY EVERY DAY. THIS LEAVES US UNPROTECTED AND WE DECLARE unnecessarily A SITUATION OF INCREASINGLY HIGHER RISK.

WE KNOW THE BAD GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMISSARIO OF SAN CARLOS, AND THE MASTER MINDS BEHIND THE BAD GOVERNANCE OF GUAYMaS, THE city councilman and mayor. They have breached WHAT MAKES THE LAW IN ARTICLE 115 CONSTITUTIONAL AND HAVE DENIED THE RESIDENTS OF SAN CARLOS OUR RIGHTS AS MEXICANS WHICH ARE GIVEN TO US BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES. THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAYMAS ALSO BREACHES THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON HUMAN RIGHTS THAT FORCES AND MAKES RESPONSIBLE THE CITY GOVERNMENT TO  give us BASIC SERVICES NEEDED FOR A HEALTHY LIVING TOGETHER. THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAYMAS DOES THIS BY MEANS OF OF CORRUPTION, OMISSION, and ineptitude INCURRED CONTEMPT AGAINST THE CITIZENSHIP OF SAN CARLOS.

THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN GUAYMAS girders-21 aldermen-SINDICO- Mayor HAVE PROVEN FOR DECADES disinterest, ABANDONMENT, NEGLIGENCE AND ESPECIALLY IMPUNITY IN THEIR OBLIGATION TO OBEY THE MEXICAN LAW, AND TREATY’S IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS.

WE THE PUBLIC HAVE BEEN DENIED VIA mismanagement FOR DECADES BASIC SERVICES BY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS IN GUAYMAS.

THIS IS NOW UNACCEPTABLE BY THE PEOPLE, THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS LACK OF ATTENTION. WE HAVE BEEN DENIED THE RIGHT, AMONG OTHERS, TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION OF OUR COMISSARIO.
WE HAVE BEEN DENIED, PUBLIC SAFETY, WE HAVE BEEN DENIED A FIRE DEPARTMENT, good Police, Paramedics.
SAN CARLOS HAS NO FIRE STATION! THAT IS GREATER recklessness.
STREET LIGHTING DOES NOT EXIST IN SECTORS  LIKE LOS Ranchitos, YET WE PAY FOR THESE SERVICES IN OUR ELECTRIC BILLS EACH MONTH.

COMPLETE AND PARTIAL ABSENCE OF GARBAGE COLLECTION IN BEACHES AND OTHER SECTIONS OF SAN CARLOS.

SAN CARLSO SUFFERS FROM POOR DRAINAGE AND WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT.
IT IS WORTH REMEMBERING THAT for hours, days, weeks, months, WE ARE deprived us of the vital liquid WATER while still WE ARE PAYING FOR water bills that are 5 TIMES more than what is legal. This defies all logic and is A CRIME OF STATE.  AND THAT WE ARE IN THE DESERT AND RECENTLY THE PRIVATIZATION FOR CUTTING OFF WATER SERVICES TO FAMILIES IN LOS RANCHITOS WHO ARE OVER CHARGED FOR THE SERVICE. ALL OF THIS IS GENERATING public health problems, THE WATER COMPANY IS justifying THEIR ACTIONS with ineptitude and CLAIM THAT SERVICES ARE CUT FOR LACK OF PAYMENTS, WHEN THEY FORGET THAT WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT ISSUE. AND THAT THE STATE BY LAW IS MANDATED TO give us our inalienable right stipulated in Article 4 of the Constitution.

WE HAVE BEEN EXCESSIVELY AND FRAUDULENTLY CHARGED LIKE THE FAMOUS DAP THAT EXISTS IN THE STREET LIGHTING AND ABUSES AND FINES IN THE WATER THAT ARE far from legitimate and legal.

THE CITY COUNCIL TO speculated RECOVERY OF INVESTMENT COLLAPSING property taxes.

STREETS ARE NOT PAVED IN SAN CARLOS YET THERE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN FUNDING FOR THIS, THESE ARE THE SO CALLED GHOST STREETS.,  ONLY THE BOULEVARD MANLIO FABIO BELTRONES IS PAVED, LEAVING THE REST OF SAN CARLOS WITHOUT THAT RIGHT.

THIS IS A PRIMARY NEED SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL AND EVERY RESIDENTS OF SAN CARLOS. RESIDENTS OF SAN CARLOS HAVE THEIR LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO ACHIEVE OUR MORAL LAW LEGAL AND IMPROVE OUR QUALITY OF LIFE, as established by Article 39 CONSTITUTIONAL. THAT IS WHY WE SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THIS EFFORT OF THE BRAVE CITIZENS WHOSE PARTICIPATION IS TO CURB GOVERNMENT ABUSES AND RECOVER OUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND THE WELFARE OF OUR FAMILIES OF SAN CARLOS.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ALL KNOW THAT WE HAVE 15 DAYS FROM THIS DATE TO COLLECT ALL INFORMATION THAT WE CAN TO SHOW AND TO PROVIDE AS A GROUP OF TO OUR ADVISERS AND LAWYERS WHO are working hard to make this initiative VIABLE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

JUAN CARLOS GONZALEZ.
SANCARLOSINDEPENDIENTE @ GMAIL.COM

 

7 Responses to Guaymas is about to have it’s yearly “informe”: A state of the city address if you will, Residents of San Carlos are producing their own “informe” for Guaymas

  1. No veo tanto razones para estar quejando, y este documento no representa los sentimientos mios, o la mayoria de mis amigo que gozan una buena vida viviendo en San Carlos.

    I do not see the reasons to be complaining and this document does not represent my feelings or those of my friends who enjoy a good life living in San Carlos

  2. Pues que te puedo decir Jeff. He vivido en San Carlos 25 anos. La experiencia que la gente tiene en San Carlos son muy distintas dependiendo del nivel socioeconómico y donde vive. Dependiendo en si son jubilados o pretadores de servicios.

    Well Jeff I would say that simply because you do not see the reasons for complaints certainly does not mean there there are not many. The experience you have in San Carlos I believe depends on many factors. Where you live, what is your socioeconomic situation, do you speak Spanish, are you Mexican, are you a gringo etc. I will give you a great example. Three years ago an tourist walked out of a local bar here, hopped in their car and lite a joint. One of our local “Policia Turistica’s” observed all this stopped the woman and promptly extorted 1500 dollars from her by telling her she could go to jail for her horrible offense. Well Mexican law states that anything less than 5 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. When the tourist found this out they went to the MP in Guaymas. To no avail of course.

    Lets say you live in the Ranchitos sector and you pay 5 to 200 times more for water than you are supposed to be paying and you can go weeks sometimes with out service yet you receive your bill on time every month and you pay even though you don’t get the services you pay for. Don’t forget that San Carlos and Guaymas loose 65% of the water that they pump through the ancient infrastructure here. That in itself, considering we live in a desert environment, should be a crime.

    Here is the issue in a nut shell. San Carlos pays 100 million pesos a year in taxes to Guaymas and gets back between 8 and 9 million to maintain one of the supposedly hottest tourist destinations in the state of Sonora. Take a close look at the malecon and you will see what I mean, it is a disgrace.

    I have never stated in any of the media I have produced that I do not enjoy living in San Carlos or that I don’t enjoy a good living. But I don’t enjoy shitty governance by the local politicians who seem each year to simply be crooks. Yes that is right crooks that steel public funds that should be invested in the town that we live in.

    That needs to change. I hope I get to see it!

  3. thanks for that Alex. I would say the most important thing is to participate in the process. When San Carlos begins to break away from Guaymas the town will need all the registered voters to actually sign petitions and participate in the process. It will not be easy but Article 39 of the Mexican Constitution clearly states that the power of any town lies within its residents and those residents have the inalienable right to change their form of government when they decide. Actually here is an article written by a friend of mine about the process of how San Carlos can break away from Guaymas.

    http://sancarlos.tv/how-why-san-carlos-should-break-away-from-guaymas/

    I have the original version in Spanish if you would prefer that as well Alex, I can email it to you. Thanks for the comment!!

    Saludos

    V

  4. Thanks Vince, all of your information and investigations are helpful.
    I think that things will stay the same and nothing will change because I don’t think the gringo community will stand together against anything that will be confrontational.
    The gringos here complain about almost anything and everything but there is little fight from them.
    That is too bad for them but they will continue to pay whatever it takes to maintain what they want from Mexico, which isn’t a bad thing.
    Good luck and keep on writing.

  5. Actually we have received some great support lately from the Gringo sector, or at least one Gringo in particular. I am about to write a detailed post on the subject but I can tell you that a local American donated a substantial amount of money to the Comite Pro Municipio 73. The money that was donated has been incredibly helpful and is still going a long long way. The money has helped produce legal documents and the endless number of copies send out as well as pay gas expenses for the endless trips to Guaymas and Hermosillo for the growing number of San Carlos residents who are no longer going to take shit from Guaymas!! There is now a core group of about 10 individuals who are now forming their own Committees. Soon they will be reaching a critical mass.

    I had a meeting yesterday and I can assure you that very soon the powers that be in Guaymas are gonna have a heart attack when realize what is about to come about!!

    Thanks for the comment!!

    V

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