Dave Rice 6:30 p.m., March 24
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Border News Translations: Teacher Missing; La Paz Improves
MEXICALI BC (En Linea Tijuana, 5/26/11) - A month of being kidnapped is enough. A young teacher of the State education system worked throughout the southern area of the city of Mexicali. Her parents now call for the strengthening of the investigation, especially since Alexandra Martinez was four months pregnant. Their lawyer Ramsés Celaya López, with Juan Manuel Martínez and Cinthia Martínez, father and sister of the missing girl, said preliminary investigation by the State Attorney General of Justice did not include Alexandra Martinez Jaime’s pregnant condition, so it's a double deprivation of liberty if it’s understood the Constitution of Baja California provides life from conception. Alexandra Martinez disappeared on the evening of April 20 near the intersection of boulevard Anáhuac and avenida Xochimilco. The pre-school education teacher and school campus Director was traveling with her partner Roberto Villar at about 4 p.m. Later, the vehicle was abandoned. Blood of the young man remains were found in the investigation. Family members said that Villar went to the PGJE and presented his testimony in the preliminary investigation. "We don't know his whereabouts because his mother is not at her address. Mrs. Carmen Villar is a member of the leadership of section 2 of the SNTE. This is where Alexandra lived in fraccionamiento Villa Venecia", said family members and they pointed out no ransom has been requested nor have they moved bank accounts. A request was made to the Pan Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan to approve a reward for finding the teacher and it was approved in the Congress of Baja California, but the last reply was adverse. "We need more eyes to find my sister", said Cinthia Martinez.
LA PAZ BC SUR (El Sudcaliforniano, Miguel Rubio, 5/30/11) - The Mayor detected a total of 46 (forty-six) checks which were not charged by the beneficiaries so it makes the presumption that are people don’t work there, in reviewing the payroll for the 15th of May. This results in monthly savings of nearly 200,000 pesos ($17,203) which will be channeled to the immediate priorities of the City Council revealed the municipal Comptroller of the City Hall XIV of La Paz, José Luis Ojeda Taylor. The system of water supply and sewer (SAPA) records a lag in payment for water and sewer for the sum of 329 million pesos ($28,300,000). Also, accounts payable amount to 312 million pesos. It follows to collect payment for water services; it would be possible to make payment of liabilities. Of the total number of accounts payable, 73 million pesos ($6,200,000) were not registered and accounted for, so we had to make additional records to show the financial reality, explained Taylor Ojeda. He added that on the technical side, SAPA in little more than twenty-five days of municipal government has made actions to improve the supply of water to the city in four wells of the twenty-four in operation. He is currently diagnosing the operating and commercial financial systems to establish internal operations processes. He explained the city has initiated a series of preventive measures to reduce and control spending, reorganize dependencies and provide a better service to society during the last twenty-seven days of the current municipal administration. Thus, also, the municipal Comptroller, José Luis Ojeda Taylor, explained the Directorate General of police and transportation’s consumption of gasoline for the management of patrols and other transport equipment had been reduced by 40% without affecting the service. This means an important resource savings transferred to other purposes within the agency. They have been reorganized and with better working hours, they can provide better service to citizens. Likewise, he added in public services, fuel consumption was reduced by 30%. These financial savings are transferred to the repair and maintenance of transport equipment to increase the number of units in operation for garbage collection. The General Treasury, specifically tax inspection, on the other hand, is rotating part of its staff to banish old and irregular vices primarily affecting the business sector. This is seen as lack of integration of documents in files of licenses for the sale of alcohol, discounts made arbitrarily and permissions granted for the sale of alcohol in an irregular manner. The Municipal Control Body implemented the Manual for the Management of Revolving Funds and that its operation was irregular and amounts were left to the discretion of management officials. The General Directorate of Land Registry now generates more resources to the Town Hall. It was reorganized by rotating some staff members for allegedly having economic ties to external people. To require official receipt for payment for all permit work, they have created a one-stop shop for these procedures, he revealed. The Town Hall of La Paz is experiencing new policy committed to regain the lost confidence of citizens in the Government, from honest exercise, of course, available and efficient public resources and good actions of its officials. The new policy will focus its attention on fulfilling what it promises, because we are convinced to do it well, to make it different, and to do it for all.
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