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Trucks begin removing 40,000 tons of garbage left in Isla Mujeres transfer site from previous administration

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — On the first day of her being mayor, Atenea Gómez announced the arrival of 13 trucks to Isla Mujeres to start cleaning the waste transfer station. Through her social networks, the new mayor explained that on Thursday night, after completing her swearing-in ceremony, 13 trucks arrived, which will begin the work of cleaning Isla Mujeres.

The cleaning of the garbage transfer site began as a priority after city officials learned there was actually 40,000 tons of garbage in the landfill and not the 20,000 as claimed by the outgoing administration.

The citizen council that headed the delivery-reception process for the new administration confirmed the opacity of the abandonment in which the present administration is being delivered.

Manuel García García, liaison to new mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde, held a press conference to announce the results of the delivery of files.

“We find a public administration in complete abandonment, facilities both in the insular area and in the continental area with a deterioration in infrastructure and real estate, in addition to an apathy on the part of the staff ,” he said.

He made it clear that there was no will on the part of the outgoing administration to move forward with the delivery process for the incoming administration, saying that there was total abandonment in the municipal facilities.

García said the new administration took over with a lack of knowledge on the number of files, both in the comptroller’s office and in the departments themselves, such as public works or public security adding that “Public works does not have an information system and there is no information on projects carried out,” he commented.

The person in charge of this area said that they did not find computers either, making it impossible to consult projects completed during the administration. He said they were given only what the previous administration wanted to deliver “and in the case of the public services department, it is inoperative, which has been reflected in the streets due to the amount of garbage that exists,” he said.

During the press conference, Garcia also pointed out that “in the specific case of public security, the review commission confirmed that there are no control systems or personnel, much less sanctions, permits or licenses.

“There is also no computer equipment, there is no control, supervision much less a Public Security department, which makes it inefficient to the service of the citizen,” he stressed.

On September 30, Atenea Gómez was sworn in as the new mayor of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, replacing Juan Carrillo Soberanis.