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Isla Mujeres City Hall votes to begin legal action against Aguakan

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Isla Mujeres City Hall has voted in favor of starting legal actions against Aguakan for poor service. On Friday, Isla Mujeres mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde announced the municipality’s decision.

“The Cabildo of Isla Mujeres will initiate legal actions in favor of the islanders who are being affected by the poor service offered by the company Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún S.A de C.V. (Aguakan),” she said in a statement.

“Therefore, during the Cabildo session Thursday night, it was approved to resume the contentious administrative lawsuit against the company.”

It was during the 24th extraordinary session of the Cabildo, where by majority vote, the Municipal Trustee José López García was authorized to resume the contentious-administrative trial.

The agreement approved by the majority of the members of the council explains the changes and modifications to the concession of the company from 1993 to date, including the extension to the concession embodied during 2014.

“The council made it clear that there is a lawsuit for the early extension that was granted to the Aguakan company and derived from this, it was detected that the Municipal Trustee, during the past administration, withdrew from the process without prior authorization from the Cabildo, therefore arguing the illegality of this act,” she explained.

The file was not part of the delivery-reception records when the current administration took over, therefore certified copies had to be requested from the court along with a series of investigations that have taken time.

Mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde says the decision is part of the popular consultation of June 5, 2022 where more than 5,800 islanders voted to revoke the services of Aguakan.