Oaxaca / 04.07.2021 02:35:49
The elected mayor of the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, Francisco Martinez Neri, who won the victory leading Morena in the June 6 elections, He maintained that he will be the best municipal president in the political history of Oaxaca.
In an interview with MILLENNIUM clarified that he will be dedicated full time to his job and was ruled out as a candidate for the governor of Oaxaca for the 2022 elections. He assured that he will fulfill his three-year mandate and will not steal because he wants to return, after taking office, to walk the streets of his city.
The former rector of the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO), said that it will form a interdisciplinary team with specialists from all subjects to solve the major problems of the capital such as insecurity, ambulance, garbage and urban mobility.
-How was the race for the municipal mayor? He won in a very convincing way
“Yes, indeed, we won in a very convincing way, with Brunette, the majority party in the country, and very satisfactory because our advantage was 20 thousand votes approximately, and very interesting because there was a very transcendent participation of citizenship, despite being an intermediate election, more than 50 percent of the population voted and this has me very satisfied and, of course, forces me to have many commitments with the city of Oaxaca”.
-Will the proposals you made now translate into government actions?
“Yes, initially we postulate a set of principles, on which we are going to govern our work and that has to do with a policy of honest management of public resources, that seems fundamental.”
“We also start from efficiency as a government need; you cannot be honest and ineffective on the one hand, these things must be combined and of course with a deep vocation of service.”
“Apart from that, we postulate a metropolitan vision of solution to the great problems of the city, a vision with respect to the human rights, a vision related to the environment, and in addition to the fact that transparency and the fight against corruption will constitute the fundamental axes on which we are going to cement the concrete actions that we are going to carry out in the municipality. “
-Are there big problems in the city that you have to face?
“The most serious that there are are insecurity, ambulance, water, roads, they are the four horsemen of the apocalypse – in some way, the handling of garbage – which are the transcendental problems that the city has, or every city, and particularly ours , which I think requires a lot of work. “
“What is required? A required synergy between the municipality, the state government and the federation, and to a large extent we are already addressing it, establishing relations with the authorities, of course we will speak with the state authorities, and we will be in the possibility that in this period, between now and December 31, we will be putting together a whole work project that can be crystallized as of January 1, 2022 that I assume functions “.
-The problem of the garbage dump, how to solve it?
“The garbage separation It could be a solution to the problem, because behind the garbage there is a life activity that is maintained, but it seems to me that the technology and other examples that we have observed in other cities can be very useful for this solution to be advanced; For example, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, we have very interesting cases or in Guanajuato, not only of garbage management, but of income generation from the exploitation of that issue, so seeing successful examples can help a lot to lead a good solution “.
-Is the Plaza del Zócalo going to continue full of street vendors?
“This is a very serious problem that we have to see from the three levels of government, and that of course has to be solved. If this problem is not solved, the existence of a City Hall whose obligation is to solve the great problems of the city.
“We have to talk with people, respect their right to work, talk to some leaders that I believe to some extent have exceeded in some cases.”
“It seems to me that by amalgamating this we can find viable solutions to resolve the conflict that exists, because there are people who make ambulance their activity to support their families.”
– And in the case of the problem of patching in the city, practically all the streets are destroyed, could tequio be applied in the capital city of Oaxaca as did President Andrés Manuel López Obrador?
“Yes, of course, it was even a proposal that we made in the campaign, in the sense of encouraging the cooperation of people to fix the roads and not only the patching, but the construction of complete avenues; I found several cases where two had been inaugurated Sometimes the street and it is not paved, so there are many spaces, because Oaxaca Unfortunately it has a duality: on the one hand, the area where everything is resolved and the area where there is a lot of poverty, in the latter I believe that the project of paving streets through the tequio; people are in the logic of participating. We put the cement and the people the labor.
-In the case of insecurity, will the video surveillance scheme continue?
“In the case of insecurity it is necessary that we innovate, we need proximity police, and of course we require technological instruments, what I am proposing is that we can install technological applications on citizens’ phones, with the aim that people can quickly report criminal acts, so that there can be a reaction from the police and from there we can focus on those places, those spaces and moments where crimes are committed. “
“Cell phones in the hands of citizens are going to be fundamental in this task.”
-Does an opposition municipal president arrive, does he want to be the best municipal president in the history of Oaxaca?
“I believe that everyone aspires to that, I am not alien to this position, this possibility, and of course I am going to put all my effort to make it so, but above all to be a respected person when walking the streets, that I do not have to leave the city, as it happens with other leaders who have been sitting in the municipal seat, who leave because they look bad with their people. I want to continue going to the zócalo to roll my shoes, to the plain, to go to any restaurant, to the market, without having to receive the vituperation of the people, on the contrary, a good greeting ”.
-Is the three years going to end?
– Are you going to be reelected?
“That is a question that will have to be analyzed later on, there are always conditions, of various kinds, that generate the possibility or not to participate; the aspiration first has to be to do a good job, that’s where the rest will come ”.
-Do you aspire to be governor of Oaxaca?
“I believe that it is a natural situation, the one that is taking place in the sense that the lights go to that side, but I think that first we are going to solve this issue, there is time for everything, but we are going to attend to what the citizens have sent us. “.