Plots at Ejido de Tirado Are Being Regularized
By Jesús Aguado
The double selling of land and the deaths of owners of the plots have complicated the regularization processes of Ejido de Tirado, currently inhabited by 10,000 residents. Nevertheless, more than 140 families recently received a document that provides them a legal evidence of their property ownership. They are inhabitants of a new neighborhood that has a lack of public services and where insecurity is increasing.
The Ejido de Tirado is made up of 240 hectares, which were divided in plots. For many decades, it has presented irregularities in the land sales. Currently, with the help of the local and federal government, more than 6,000 irregular properties have been legalized across the city.
According to information from the Department of Social Development, the ejido is divided into 100 parcels. Of those, 35 were on a waiting list for regularization, and 15 of them were legalized in the last eight months. Now the challenge for the local government will be to provide needed public services to the new neighborhood of Los Ángeles, which lacks potable water, electricity, drainage, collection of trash, and security.
According to señora Reina González Rivero, president of the neighborhood, there are 190 plots in Los Ángeles, and just 140 of them have received their deeds. She emphasized that the new neighborhood does not have potable water. The Water Authority helped to install eight hydrants, but sometimes they cannot be used because some beneficiaries do not pay for the service. Consequently, those who really need the service have to buy water. It costs 15 pesos per 250 liters, “and it is not always clean; sometimes it is dirty,” remarks González.
On the matter of security, she commented that not only in Los Ángeles, but also in the ejido that shelters more than 10 neighborhoods plus the irregular land, the main problem is insecurity because house robberies, muggings, and vandalism are increasing.
When the deeds were handed over, Mayor Mauricio Trejo, who signed the commitment to regularize their land when he was campaigning, commented that an irregular neighborhood cannot receive public services, “but that will be the next step.” He assured that after Monday, February 9, the employees from the Public Works Department will go to the area to begin improving the streets. He also made it clear that the electricity would be legalized, and residents would receive potable water, plus other services. Trejo remarked that improving the zone would take time, and it also had to be a commitment of the next administration.