New Directors at the Local Administration
Text and Photos By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
In 2012 Mayor Mauricio Trejo announced that his administration would have “several seasons.” The most recent one began with new directors for DIF (Integral Family Development Department) and for the Urban Development Department. “There are more changes coming,” noted Trejo.
Mayor Trejo made it clear that he does not want a static administration, and for that reason he decided to make these changes in his cabinet. He remarked that when an administration begins, the profiles and skills of the directors are different from those that are needed later on. Thus, in a recent city council meeting, the members swore in Fabiola Correa as the new director of the DIF. She will occupy the post vacated by Ana Paula Dávalos, who voluntarily stepped down.
After the city council meeting, the Public Relations Department of the administration announced in a press release that Juan Édgar Bautista was removed as director from the Urban Development Department. He will relocate to the department of World Heritage, where he will have the task of procuring 80 million pesos from different federal offices to be invested in public works. José Emilio Lara Sandoval, who was in charge of the World Heritage Department a few months ago, will direct the Urban Development Department. Lara Sandoval is an expert on UNESCO topics and will provide his expertise to build a new Urban and Zoning Plan with a vision for the next 20 years. Jaime Martínez Tapia Sánchez, who was transferred from the Office of General Administration to the Cadastre Department, is now vacating that office, which will be administered by the municipal treasury.
The first changes
On December 10, 2012, the local administration informed that Octavio Drago Quero, director of the Public Security Department at that time, did not get optimum results in the test of confidence for occupying the post of director conducted by the state Secretariat of Public Security; Gabriel Arturo Yáñez Saldaña would now occupy the Public Security Department post.
The next change in the administration was in the same month, when Ana Paula Dávalos, who was directing the Nonprofit Liaison Department, was relocated to direct the municipal DIF. “Ana Paula is a humanitarian person, she is very committed to those in need and also has skills in administration and experience,” said Mayor Trejo that year.
Later, María Elena Ramírez was transferred from the Public Works Department post (now occupied by Rodrigo Maldonado) to the IMUVI (Municipal Institute for Housing).
There will be additional changes before the beginning of the next political campaign that will start soon this year, depending on the internal processes of the political parties.