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by catlover, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 08:01 (17 days ago)

WTF, those palms they planted look like gigantic weeds. Looks like something a nursery couldn't get rid of.

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by Keytime @, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 09:28 (17 days ago) @ catlover

The Palm Frond's are tied up for transport and to keep them safe during the construction phase of the project. Once they are released the tree will look much different. But, then the Fronds will be vulnerable to the seasonal high winds and the tree will blow over and die. The city will come by with Chainsaws and cut up the underserving children and serve them to Pele. All the other trees lost during this city improvement project will be have their way with us all during the "dia de los Muertos" when they will fling Coconuts at will at the guilty parties killing them all and avenging their deaths.....This is True....

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 09:52 (17 days ago) @ catlover

WTF, those palms they planted look like gigantic weeds. Looks like something a nursery couldn't get rid of.

What irony that the current mayor's grandfather, who was also a mayor and who also "remodeled" the waterfront, is remembered with much criticism for cutting down two of the huge old amate trees at the zócalo that provided much shade and where lots of people congregated and socialized. Now his grandson has planted a bunch of palm trees that still won't provide as much shade as the old amates did, but if they survive after having their fronds untied they will block the view of half the zócalo from the street. Can't hardly wait to see where seating will be placed. The two principal areas where locals liked to congregate have once again been obliterated.

Also, the erosion has apparently begun on the beach from the sheer weight of all the new concrete. Besides extending the cancha further onto the beach, they just poured a new layer of concrete over the old basketball court that was in excellent shape. Padding the bill.

Personally, I liked the zócalo better when it had the small amphitheater to one side.

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by Ironwood @, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 15:35 (17 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

WTF, those palms they planted look like gigantic weeds. Looks like something a nursery couldn't get rid of.


What irony that the current mayor's grandfather, who was also a mayor and who also "remodeled" the waterfront, is remembered with much criticism for cutting down two of the huge old amate trees at the zócalo that provided much shade and where lots of people congregated and socialized. Now his grandson has planted a bunch of palm trees that still won't provide as much shade as the old amates did, but if they survive after having their fronds untied they will block the view of half the zócalo from the street. Can't hardly wait to see where seating will be placed. The two principal areas where locals liked to congregate have once again been obliterated.

Also, the erosion has apparently begun on the beach from the sheer weight of all the new concrete. Besides extending the cancha further onto the beach, they just poured a new layer of concrete over the old basketball court that was in excellent shape. Padding the bill.

Personally, I liked the zócalo better when it had the small amphitheater to one side.

Are municipal presidents elected to a "sexenio", or to a lesser term? I believe that whatever the length of term, they cannot be re-elected to consecutive terms. Would removing that limitation....i.e. allow for re-election....be the answer to irresponsible projects like the current desecration of La Cancha and the Paseo del Pescadores? Or maybe the latest project has been generally well-received?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 18:46 (17 days ago) @ Ironwood

WTF, those palms they planted look like gigantic weeds. Looks like something a nursery couldn't get rid of.


What irony that the current mayor's grandfather, who was also a mayor and who also "remodeled" the waterfront, is remembered with much criticism for cutting down two of the huge old amate trees at the zócalo that provided much shade and where lots of people congregated and socialized. Now his grandson has planted a bunch of palm trees that still won't provide as much shade as the old amates did, but if they survive after having their fronds untied they will block the view of half the zócalo from the street. Can't hardly wait to see where seating will be placed. The two principal areas where locals liked to congregate have once again been obliterated.

Also, the erosion has apparently begun on the beach from the sheer weight of all the new concrete. Besides extending the cancha further onto the beach, they just poured a new layer of concrete over the old basketball court that was in excellent shape. Padding the bill.

Personally, I liked the zócalo better when it had the small amphitheater to one side.


Are municipal presidents elected to a "sexenio", or to a lesser term? I believe that whatever the length of term, they cannot be re-elected to consecutive terms. Would removing that limitation....i.e. allow for re-election....be the answer to irresponsible projects like the current desecration of La Cancha and the Paseo del Pescadores? Or maybe the latest project has been generally well-received?

Presidentes municipales are elected for 3 years, un trienio, and thanks to a modification to Artículo 115 of the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos in 2014, presidentes municipales can now be reelected to a second consecutive term. Before they had to skip at least one term. The last mayor lost his bid for reelection. This one received the unbid budget for the "ciclovía" from the gobernador of the same political party before he even took office. The "remodelación" of Paseo del Pescador was icing on the cake for the ongoing reelection. It is generally accepted that excess funds budgeted for any project are allowed to be simply disappeared, not returned. Just like there are usually no penalties for going over budget other than perhaps being made to wait for more funds or abandoning the project. No sweat off the back of any contractor, builder or supplier for any government project. Or the mayor. In other words, the current one has apparently received substantial political favors from the gobernador, who is elected for 6 years, un sexenio.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 00:27 (17 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

3-31-2021

EXCERPT from Z Rob's post--->

Personally, I liked the Zocalo better when it had the small amphitheater to one side.


1,000 % agree with that:-D It was fun, functional, and useful.

I was upset when they destroyed it in the last "upgrade" del Zocalo, around 8 years or so ago, under the watchful eye :-( of the then Alcalde Alejandro Bravo.

I really was hoping that they would construct another amphitheater where the previous one was, during the current project still under construction.
I guess that when the work is done, that idea will end up being a "coulda' shoulda' woulda' :-o for the round file.

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by catlover, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 12:27 (15 days ago) @ catlover

Well they have untied and let the palm fronds loose and they still look pathetic. Certainly look like they are not going to make it. Maybe the could replace them with some fake ones made out of painted concrete.

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by Keytime @, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 14:23 (15 days ago) @ catlover

My sarcasm from an early post was intended for all the Nay Sayers that have a hard time dealing with Change and Loss, two of the three things we all have to deal with (#3 Taxes).
With almost any change we all have our opinions. How we would want them or how we would have done it differently. Come on! Tom Brady in Florida? Really that will never work out. A refurbished basketball court, a few trees gone and a few new ones installed, Really that will never work out. It is not for us geezers to decided, we had our chance and we F-ed it up. Give the 30 and 40's a chance as they will have to live with their choices much longer that we will.

The music will be fine, everyone will find a place to sit or stand, The volume will be to loud (Geezer Speaking) Kids will have the time of their lives, parents will fall in love again and the world will go one.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 17:56 (15 days ago) @ Keytime

My sarcasm from an early post was intended for all the Nay Sayers that have a hard time dealing with Change and Loss, two of the three things we all have to deal with (#3 Taxes).
With almost any change we all have our opinions. How we would want them or how we would have done it differently. Come on! Tom Brady in Florida? Really that will never work out. A refurbished basketball court, a few trees gone and a few new ones installed, Really that will never work out. It is not for us geezers to decided, we had our chance and we F-ed it up. Give the 30 and 40's a chance as they will have to live with their choices much longer that we will.

The music will be fine, everyone will find a place to sit or stand, The volume will be to loud (Geezer Speaking) Kids will have the time of their lives, parents will fall in love again and the world will go one.

To me the cavalier complacency of tourists to events in the communities they visit is to be expected. The community they visit isn't their concern, just their pleasure, their convenience. Believe me, I get it. Visitors see the outer layer of an onion. They don't care if the owner of their lodging is a narco or a Catholic saint. I get it. No skin off their back. Just the bang for the buck. Sunny beaches. Happy hour. Some fancy named food. Some exotic drinks. A foreign language just makes it more exotic. Oh, I get where tourists are coming from. A few dead trees and a few tons of concrete don't make a bit of difference. An indifference I grew up with and unfortunately had to get used to at a "tender" young age. Growing up, working, living and raising a family in a tourist destination can teach quite a lot about humanity that would take lifetimes to learn anywhere else. Changes in latitude...

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As a favorite author of mine once wrote (when I lived in the place he was writing about):
"Florida can never really come to grips with saving the environment because a very large percentage of the population at any given time just got there. So why should they fight to turn the clock back? It looks great to them the way it is. Two years later, as they are beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand more people are just discovering it all for the first time and wouldn't change a thing. And meanwhile the people who knew what it was like twenty years ago are an ever-dwindling minority, a voice too faint to be heard."
John D. MacDonald, "The Empty Copper Sea" (1978)

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 19:01 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:devil: :megusta:

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 19:31 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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As a favorite author of mine once wrote (when I lived in the place he was writing about):
"Florida can never really come to grips with saving the environment because a very large percentage of the population at any given time just got there. So why should they fight to turn the clock back? It looks great to them the way it is. Two years later, as they are beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand more people are just discovering it all for the first time and wouldn't change a thing. And meanwhile the people who knew what it was like twenty years ago are an ever-dwindling minority, a voice too faint to be heard."
John D. MacDonald, "The Empty Copper Sea" (1978)

Some things and people change, others mutate.