Trejo´s Second Government Report
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
In Mayor Mauricio Trejo’s second government report, the highlights were the arrival of the city’s industrial park and a US$20 million campaign to promote San Miguel across the world.
Before more than four thousand people—mainly from rural communities—Trejo gave his report, attended also by federal, state, and local public servants. Fernando Olivera Rocha, who attended on behalf of governor Miguel Márquez Márquez, said that the governor had committed to inserting San Miguel in the industrial corridor, “and he did it,” with the construction of the Industrial Park and the arrival of Stant, Inc., which will generate more than 600 jobs for locals in the short term. He remarked on the investment of 15 million pesos in the improvement of schools, which “will bring a better future for San Miguel students,” as well as the distribution of 10 thousand sports uniforms for students.
Additionally, he said that in 2015 the state government will invest more than 29 million pesos for the construction of SABES (preparatory schools) as well as for construction of health centers in five rural communities: Los Galvanes, Corral de Piedras, Clavellinas, La Huerta, and Rancho Viejo. For the 2015 projects, the secretary also commented that the Mexican Council of Touristic Promotion elected San Miguel de Allende, along with two other Mexican cities, to be promoted as cultural cities in countries like Canada, the United States of America, and South America, Europe, and Asia. For that campaign, there will be a federal investment of US$20 million .
Mayor Trejo noted that he decided to invite more people from el campo to his government report because those communities are where the public budget has been invested for the construction of artificial lakes, roads, paths, bridges and lighting in public spaces to improve safety. He said also that the farmers have been supported with improved seed.
In the urban zone, Trejo remarked that in addition to the construction of bus stops that now are lit during the night, there has been improvement of public spaces. In San Miguel, commented the mayor, “We do not talk about security with guns and more police officers, but we talk about improving public spaces that generate safety by themselves.”
Ricardo Garrido, a local entrepreneur, also spoke during the event, acknowledging the mayor’s easement on permits to invest in the municipality that, he said, generate employment sources. Garrido also thanked the administration for supporting the local economy.