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No More Reserved Parking on Public Streets

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 September, 2011

(Acapulco, NA 6 September) Police have cleared ten public streets in the Progreso district from the various obstacles people have placed to reserve parking spaces for private use, all as part of the municipal government’s policy of recovering parking spaces for public use on public streets. Most “privatization” takes place in front of houses, workshops, boutiques, stores and restaurants.

The operation started with Artículo 27 Street, between Cuauhtémoc and Chihuahua, and Sonora Street from Manuel Acuña to Niños Héroes, being a total of ten city blocks that carry intense traffic.

The municipality’s Director of Public Roads and Streets, José Luis Flores Vinalay, directed the operation, pursuant to instruction from Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños, who asserted that “the action of reserving parking spaces for private use on public streets will no longer be tolerated in Acapulco.”

As part of the operation, officials removed seven very large stones, 15 plastic chairs, two large beach umbrellas, pails, buckets and signs, meanwhile informing the property owners that there will be follow-up to ensure that the illegal practice does not recur.