The business organization of COPARMEX has called upon Mayor Ramón Martínez Guerrero to fulfill his commitment to cleaning up the city in his last eight months of office.
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COPARMEX leader Arnulfo Ortega says that there is trash everywhere in the city and street lights that have not functioned in over a year that are leaving the city dark and causing safety problems after nightfall. Ortega says it’s not just in the city center, but through all colonies in Puerto Vallarta.
“It’s what you see in the streets, we cannot hide that. The city’s downtown is dirty, dark, and smells and we cannot just ignore the problem”, says Ortega.
Ortega adds that the beaches and the Malecón are the two things that city displays the most to tourists in marketing the city, yet they are typically dirty.
Evangelina Sanchez, the president of CANIRAC in Puerto Vallarta, which is the area’s organization of restaurants and culinary, has also joined the call to clean up the city. Sanchez says that the city’s center is the face of Puerto Vallarta and it needs to be clean with proper garbage collection and lightening, not only in the city center but throughout Puerto Vallarta.
The Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX) is a voluntary membership business organization, which brings together entrepreneurs from all sectors, looking through representation in the workplace and society. Its more than 36,000 member companies across the country are responsible for 30% of GDP and 4.8 million formal jobs.