David Dodd 10:32 a.m., May 25
Baja & Border News Translations: Indigents will generate a little problem; Federal Courts evacuated; Request to keep name of Boulevard Benitez
INDIGENTS WILL GENERATE "A LITTLE PROBLEM" (Tijuana Press, 2/20/13 by Daniel Angel)
Tijuana, BC - The Director of Works and Urban Infrastructure of the Municipality (Doium) is scheduled to start work on Ruta Uno on March 25. Esteban Yee, head of the Doium, said the work will begin on the West side at the Party Institutional Revolutionary (PRI) building where a significant number of homeless people are concentrated in the Rio canal.
"The work will generate a little problem. Maybe we will get together at some point. Yet if you checked there are about one hundred indigents. We are less concerned about them but rather thefts which are also going to be important for the builder, "he added.
He recalled this is only the first phase of construction that will continue to allow traffic flow. The road will be open to Colonia El Florido, enabling pedestrian and elements of protection to cross the bridges in case of accidents.
For convenience, he said, the best thing would be to work in both directions at the same time. Although he claimed motorists traveling on the Vías Rápidas will be disturbed to a minimum, the work would last about 250 days with an approximate 180 million pesos ($14.1 million US) investment.
There have been modifications to the project he said. Trucks will circulate over the canal from Zona Centro to preparatoria Lázaro Cárdenas, and in the opposite direction from the canal to Colonia Los Alamos. The intention, he said, is that most travel is on the canal and not taking expressway lanes that generates more traffic. "Right now will not work in the Vías Rápidas lanes," he said.
Although on Monday Mayor Carlos Bustamante said the investor information for those interested in this part the project was on the Compranet portal since Friday, the 20 City Council Communication Site pointed out it will be on line this Thursday. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8990:indigentes-seran-qun-problemitaq-doium&catid=1:locales&Itemid=50
FEDERAL COURTS EVACUATED (Tijuana Press, 2/20/13 by Daniel Angel and Vicente Calderón)
Tijuana, BC - Around 10 o'clock in the morning on Wednesday the Federal courthouse building on Avenida Paseo de los Héroes in Zona Río was evacuated.
Dozens of people who were inside say they heard the alarm and were ordered to leave without knowing the reason for the evacuation.
The authorities confirmed that a bomb threat received via telephone. The staff and users of the district courts they were waiting on the sidewalks of the building, while the authorities searched inside.
In the operation to safeguard the property after the evacuation, State preventive police immediately participated and were the first to arrive at the report. Canine units, the fire department, and municipal police also supported the operation. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8982:evacuan-juzgados-federales&catid=1:locales&Itemid=50
REQUEST TO KEEP NAME OF BOULEVARD BENITEZ (Tijuana Press, 2/20/13 by Vicente Calderón)
Tijuana, BC - The son of Federico Benitez López, who was director of the Tijuana police and killed by the Arellano Felix Brothers Cartel, asked the 20th Town Hall to not change the name to the boulevard which honors the memory of his father.
"The José Federico Benítez López name stands for the State of Baja California and in particular for the residents of Tijuana’s virtues of honesty, courage and professionalism," said Federico José Benitez Villegas through an email sent to the Tijuanapress.com.
In a city where thousands of immigrants arrive annually, many do not know or remember the tragic incident that generated the change in 1994 of a relatively new railway Avenue. But recently the PRI Carlos Murguía State Deputy promoted the name be changed to Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez - a heroíne of the Independencia Mexicana.
Both the past State and Tijuana governments managed by Pan have changed the names of some streets. José Guadalupe Osuna Millán, the PAN Governor promoted a change to Boulevard Torres Francisco Blake for a Secretary of the Interior who died in a plane crash; that received Pan’s support. A few days ago the Mayor of Tijuana, Carlos Bustamante led a ceremony to put the name of his father, Alfonso Bustamante Labastida on the Vía Rápida to the East.
This is the full text of the message from Federico Benítez Villegas, who has collaborated With the present administration’s PAN officials. TIJUANA B.C. February 19, 2013 – The name José Federico Benítez López stands for the State of Baja California and in particular for the residents of Tijuana’s virtues of honesty, value and professionalism. Thus began José Federico Benítez Villegas. José Federico Benítez López was the director of the Municipal police in Tijuana from 1992 until April 28, 1994 when they ended his life together with his bodyguard Ramón Alarid.The murderers were caught. In honor of the life that was snatched in the service of the community in this border town, about 20 years ago, the Town Hall of the 14th City Council decided to honor him by putting his name on one of the streets of our city, which today is a major thoroughfare. José Federico Benítez Villegas, the son of the former director of the Municipal police in our city, urges the members of the Council of XX municipality of Tijuana and municipal President Carlos Bustamante Anchondo to respect the name of the street that José Federico Benítez López is entitled.
Honor the courage and honesty distinctive of Baja California with the best tribute of a name whose values peaked until his last days. When using Boulevard Federico Benitez each day, it reminds us Tijuaneses that like him, the legacy of other exemplary police have fallen in the line of duty.
Benitez Villegas also advised the municipal Government it would also have to consider the confusion and costs involved in changing the name of a road that is so important for hundreds of residents and merchants in the area, as well as the government’s own agencies. Finally Benitez stressed that the State Government and the City Council is building more roads and can invite sponsors of the road’s name to consider future streets in order to avoid confusion and discomfort to the residents of the area. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8979:pidemantener-nombre-a-boulevard-benitez&catid=1:locales&Itemid=50