Big controversy in Merida this week! The shopping malls want to charge for parking… and they plan to commence doing so during the Christmas buying frenzy! General consensus? This is absolutely Scrooge-like, Grinch like even…
The citizens of Merida have mobilized fast! If they are going to spend their hard earned pesos in the stores of the mall, they are highly incensed at the very idea of being obliged to spend another 10 for parking.
There are petitions on Facebook and Twitter that have gone viral. Everyone is badmouthing the shopping centers to the point that they have been forced to back down. .. except for Plaza Las Americas.
The controversy is centered here at Plaza de las Americas
The newspaper says that they have a signed “authorization” from the previous municipal administration. Now everyone wants to know whose signature is on the document. And we of course wonder what the price tag was for the scrawled name!
Civic action at its best, I must say! Now wouldn’t it be something if the organizers of this protest could get fired up about even bigger issues? How about we campaign to have motorcycles and buses obey the rules of the road? Or maybe we could get the potholes fixed? Get all the overgrown empty lots cleaned up? Not to mention more meaty topics like holding our elected officials accountable… and demanding that they do the time fot commiting the crime…
What do you think of the novel example of civic action in Merida?