From the office to the heart of your neighborhood
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
To celebrate his first 100 days in office, Mayor Mauricio Trejo did not hold a big public event at the Jardín, as did Luis Alberto Villarreal in 2004, Jesús Correa in 2007 and Luz María Núñez in 2010. On day 119 of his administration, Trejo disseminated a video that highlights “the dignifying of the historic center, restoration and preservation of façades in the historic center, and health services and scholarships for people in the rural communities most in need.” Trejo also mentions that the accesses to the city (traffic circles and median strips) were improved, in keeping with San Miguel’s status as a World Heritage city. He also adds that 600 properties have been regularized so far during his administration.
“But how have I failed you?” asks Trejo, then answers, “I have not been in your neighborhoods having interactions with you as I would like, and that is a priority. Up to now, we have applied financial resources toward public works for neighborhoods and rural communities. Through a new program, El Corazón de Tu Colonia/The Heart of Your Neighborhood, I will rectify my error. On February 6, I will begin this program and twice a week I will visit neighborhoods in the city in order to talk about the social problems that need to be solved. We will work for the common good and will achieve the development of your neighborhood and the municipality. Thanks for trusting me. This is just the beginning.”
The Public Relations Department indicated that a schedule has not been set yet, but personnel from the administration will inform neighborhood residents in advance of the mayors’ visit.