Scott Marks 4:26 p.m., May 21
Border News Translations: Avenida Revolution; Fire Clean-up; Police Accept Offer
TIJUANA BC (Tijuana Press, Daniel Angel/Leonardo Ortiz) - The avenida Revolución is not necessarily dead, said the Chairman of the tourist traders of Tijuana, Julián Palombo. He said that they continue to work on the revival that intended a gastronomic district for the area along with some foreign and local markets. "Particularly people who like good food, who want to follow the tradition, and people who want to support "avenida revolution", said Julian Palombo. We are working with the authorities to settle on two or three business leaders to be the anchors, he added. He ruled out that the boom being experienced by the Sixth Street is in some way the end for avenida revolution because is considered as for different markets.
TIJUANA BC (Tijuana Press, Daniel Angel/Leonardo Ortiz) - Dozens of volunteers began the clean land where were the rubble of what days ago made houses, in the colonia lomas de Ruby. Mayor Carlos Bustamante Anchondo toured the area acompanied by delegate Chris Lopez, and heard the needs of those affected by the fire to around 20 homes on Monday. The volunteers said it would take about 15 days to completly clean the ashes and rubble .In an interview, the delegate from San Antonio de la Buenos, Chris López Alvarado, said that the Mayor pledged to help in the paving of the area, but needs help from others to make it work because there are buildings blocking streets. Regarding the aid, the mayor said that no matter who provides the support, the Government, State or the city, it would come and they will work together.
TIJUANA BC (Tijuana Press, Vicente Calderón/Daniel Angel) - Thirteen of the 23 officers of the Tijuana municipal police that fought for their compensation and wage arrears with the Government of the city agreed to a Convention. The municipal President Carlos Bustamante Anchondo said they will be paid 3 months of salary as legal benefits, but also the equivalent to another 3 months will be awarded in the form of humanitarian aid. To this end, every 2nd day of the month, a designated family member will go to collect the amount coinciding with the month's wages. In a statement sent by the Secretariat of Finance of the municipal Government, this will conclude the employment relationship with the former police officers. Delivery of the checks for the three months of wages was delivered on Tuesday. "Leaving 20 Town Hall ended their working relationship with Tijuana ", said a newsletter. There are still about 10 police that they have not accepted the Convention. All officers are part of a group of police officers who were arrested in July 2010, charged with serving organized crime. After that, they were taken to the Otay military air base and imprisoned in the State of Veracruz for approximately 8 months. They were released recently and several wanted to be reinstated arguing that the accusations were unfounded. However, recent changes to the law empower agencies to deny reinstatement. Nevertheless, they had the obligation to settle with them legally. Despite the detention and public display of police administration municipal charges by Jorge Ramos, President when they were arrested, he began the process of compensation for the agents. The current administration of Carlos Bustamante did nothing. Some of the protesting police claim that they were decommissioned in the payroll just last week.