Pavel Renato López, councilor for Urban Development, Public Works and the Historic Center explained that in a virtual council session, García Jarquín presented a point of agreement to make effective the divestiture and eventual disposal (sale) of 3,000 hectares of Cerro del Crestón, at 3.9 million pesos, approved in the last PRI administration in 2014.
OAXACA.- Members of the Oaxaca de Juárez council, most of whom adhere to the Morena party, frustrated the intention of the municipal president and co-religionist, Oswaldo García Jarquín, to divide and sell the emblematic Cerro del Crestón, located in an ecological reserve area, to allocate that money to buy gasoline and additives from the commune’s vehicle fleet.
Pavel Renato López, councilor for Urban Development, Public Works, and the Historic Center explained that in a virtual council session, García Jarquín presented a point of agreement to make effective the divestiture and eventual disposal (sale) of 3,000 hectares of Cerro del Crestón, at 3.9 million pesos, approved in the last PRI administration in 2014.
However, five council members of the Morena Party argued against and frustrated the mayor’s proposal, determining to send it for review by the Finance Commission.
In October 2014 the divestiture of the land located on Avenida José Murat, three kilometers north of the Xochimilco neighborhood, was proposed for sale purposes; With the proceeds of the sale it was intended to pay the pending tax credits to the Tax Administration System (SAT) ”, he stated.
The Morena councilor mentioned that the rules for the divestiture of local administration assets require an in-depth study of the need to be satisfied and establishes requirements such as opinions and agreements that pass through a series of actors, such as neighbors, environmentalists, academics, and members. of the town hall.
However, the municipal president argued that the coronavirus pandemic affects the loss of income to the coffers of the commune, so he intends to sell part of the hill at 3.9 million pesos, and allocate that resource for the purchase of fuel for the vehicle fleet.
In a lack of respect for the collegiate body (the mayor) tried to impose his will, when we have not but been duly informed and it has not been discussed in an open way, ”he said.
To date, he said, council members and council members do not know if this is true. The Treasury of the Oaxaca City Council has not presented the cash cut, nor has the deficit been substantiated, and what happened to the 138 million pesos – corresponding to Branch 28 – allocated to current spending for 2020.
The former local deputy regretted the lack of transparency in the management of public resources by the administration of the city of Oaxaca, having tried to give a “albazo”, put a price on a portion of the emblematic hill and allocate it to the purchase of gasoline, without listening to the citizenship or to the building body.
He stressed that because it is an ecological reserve zone, a change in land use is required per housing unit, although, recently, he has received complaints of a suspicious urban development in the vicinity of Cerro del Crestón.
In the Morena Party we have a line: do not steal and make transparent resources, so we are not going to overlap who or those who intend to do personal business, taking advantage of public office, “he concluded.
In May 1937, President Lázaro Cárdenas issued the decree declaring as a Forbidden Forest Protective Zone “the lands that limit the City of Oaxaca”. This declaration, in addition to the Benito Juárez National Park, includes all the forest lands that surrounded the city, including the El Fortín and El Crestón hills.
In 1987. The city of Oaxaca and the archaeological site of Monte Albán are inscribed as historical sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In the case of the city, the hills of El Fortín and El Crestón are outstanding elements.