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The Other Bad News

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:47 (101 days ago) @ Madrina

Someone has to dream big...I was thinking wow...this looks like a huge improvement, trees with shade, seating areas along the waterfront...then we hit the Salinas Lagoon and I see the Sea urchin shaped pavilion and the floating docks for tenders and yachts and I realize this will take a miracle to happen. There is no question in my mind that the Paseo del Pescador and La Cancha are grossly inadequate spaces for the predicted increase in population, or even the existing population at times...and a new square would be amazing...but who could guarantee that funding received would ever be used...isn't that the real issue in Zihuatanejo....nothing gets done as financed or planned and the rich continue to skim off the funding that is much needed for the community to be the kind of place we want it to be. Never mind the relentless unending needs of the extreme poor whose homes are in the grey shaded areas on those digitalized hillsides. Blurring reality helps I guess.

"Trees with shade." That's what the Cancha Municipal used to have before every damn presidente municipal decided remodeling the Cancha was a great way to get a fat budget to skim from.

Each time the government paves something near a tree they leave insufficient or no area around the tree trunk for water to be absorbed into the ground and the tree dies. They also planted half a dozen or so palm trees along the street by the Cancha Municipal a couple of administrations ago and every single one of them soon died. So I have a difficult time believing any municipal administration cares about trees or greenery or the ecology. Actions speak louder than words. All the trees in the video are just graphical eye candy for the presentation, like the girl in the bikini walking along the Paseo de los Pescadores.


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