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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, March 29, 2019, 09:31 (255 days ago)

Many years ago one of Zihuatanejo's most beloved transplants, Jorge Bustos Aldana better known as "Kapi" Bustos, said "lo que necesita Zihuatanejo son gobernantes con amor por Zihuatanejo." He knew what he was talking about. He'd seen Zihuatanejo go from having benevolent and altruistic leaders to having greedy and corrupt ones who remained somewhat in the public favor only by being a bit generous with their booty.

Zihuatanejo has for decades suffered from greedy leaders. Politicians and public servants only interested in helping themselves to whatever they could steal, often legally thanks to inflated budgets. In this paradise of impunity they managed to steal a good chunk of just about everything but the bay itself (though they tried). For a while it seemed like each of them ended up with a huge new property at La Madera and/or La Ropa Beach. In recent years they've allegedly used their booty for luxury properties in other places from Troncones and La Saladita to Cancún and Cozumel. But finally we have a mayor from here who, while surely benefitting from some public contracts via his construction company, has demonstrated his dedication to correcting as many errors of the past as he possibly can. This is quite a refreshing change from the past, and family, friends and long-time residents all notice the difference. I imagine some of our repeat visitors do, too. Slowly but surely Zihuatanejo seems to be coming back to life after too many years of neglect. Now if only our former prosperity could be restored. But we're working on it. ;-)

Here's a beautiful view of Playa La Madera and Playa Principal from the Hotel Irma.
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One of my favorite morning scenes from our "front yard." Looks like paradise to me!
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by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Friday, March 29, 2019, 09:52 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Music to my ears Rob. Thanks for the news.

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by Eli @, Friday, March 29, 2019, 09:57 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The work on the corridor from playa principal to Madera is absolutely stunning!! I agree Rob! This is an indication of the quality work Zihuatanejo deserves!! This mayor is great! Hope he continues in this vein!!

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by sams300zx, Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:03 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Have they started on the pier yet?
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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:54 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Sounds great! Now if only he would push for a small floating pier for getting off the pangas!

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Friday, March 29, 2019, 13:39 (255 days ago) @ frostbite

Wouldn't that be fantastic!

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by Leemr @, Friday, March 29, 2019, 21:35 (255 days ago) @ Sandy feet

FYI- As I have talked to longtime resident here: there once was a floating dock at Porto Mio when gasoline used to be sold there. It was destroyed as a result of a hurricane/tormenta. Anyone remember? I wasn't here at that time.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 30, 2019, 08:39 (254 days ago) @ Leemr

FYI- As I have talked to longtime resident here: there once was a floating dock at Porto Mio when gasoline used to be sold there. It was destroyed as a result of a hurricane/tormenta. Anyone remember? I wasn't here at that time.

It was a poorly maintained structure. Nothing at all like what Capt. Tony of the Picante and I presented to the previous municipal administration that could easily withstand big waves and hurricanes. I posted a link in the last discussion on this subject.

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Floating Pier .... Please!

by Sandy feet, Seattle, Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:46 (254 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wish the powers at be would take the advice of you and Capt. Tony. He certainly knows what he is talking about.

FLOATING PIER ..... FLOATING PIER!! :kingtut:

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by Casa Juan @, Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The mayor owns a construction company and is allowed to bid on municipal projects? Interesting bidding process.:devil:

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by Doozer, Friday, March 29, 2019, 15:35 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wonderful news and stunning views!

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by ZihuaBella, Friday, March 29, 2019, 22:24 (255 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Jorge Bustos Aldana? Or Saldana?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 30, 2019, 08:43 (254 days ago) @ ZihuaBella

Jorge Bustos Aldana? Or Saldana?

Thank you for pointing out that error. All corrected.