The Governor of the state, together with the President of the Political Coordination Board of the state Congress, indicated that the state of Sinaloa is in a position to have two new municipalities
Culiacán, Sinaloa.- On February 24, the state governor, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, pointed out that the issue of the municipalization of Eldorado and Juan José Rios had to be discussed after the electoral process, however, the morning of this Friday he said he was in favor since Sinaloa is in a position to have two new municipalities.
He pointed out that it has been a very long and historical struggle for years, as the inhabitants have been expressing this, and added that his change of opinion on the approval of the municipalization is due to the fact that he had not analyzed the petition.
“This has been a very long struggle for many historical years, which the inhabitants have been expressing and fighting to achieve this, one goes on analyzing things, reviewing and learning having a dialogue with various political forces,” he said.
For her part, deputy Graciela Domínguez Nava commented that the dialogue and putting the interest of the citizens at the center was what allowed the State Congress and the State Executive to make this historic, she also said that they aspire for the approval to be ahe also supports the Culiacán council and the mayor.
She said that they had the political support of the Governor and the municipal presidencies of Guasave, María Aurelia Leal López; from the municipality of Sinaloa, María León Rubio; The Fort, Nubia Citlali Ramos and the one from Ahome, Guillermo Chapman.
She explained that, in the case of El Dorado, it is only contemplated to municipalize the receivership of the same name and in Juan José Ríos, the receivership of Guasave and communities from the municipalities of Ahome, El Fuerte and Sinaloa will be added.
She explained that the legal part, administrative aspects, infrastructure, regulations were analyzed and a citizen committee was appointed for each new municipality to carry out the planning since constitutional reforms will have to be carried out to make municipalization official.
The receivership of El Dorado has 460.64 kilometers, has 46 thousand inhabitants, 167 kilometers of beaches, represents 9.6 of the territory of the municipality of Culiacán, which has an area of 4 thousand 758 kilometers, and is located 54 kilometers from the capital and in 1932 was recognized as a city.
According to researchers from the University of the Indigenous Autonomous University of Sinaloa, the history of El Dorado is the story of a people that has struggled to build its own identity, for decades to achieve municipalization and that its sociocultural identity process allows understanding its agrarian origin.
Juan José Ríos has an area of 960.24 hectares, registers more than 30 thousand inhabitants, it is located northwest of the municipality of Guasave which has 3 thousand 464.41 kilometers, in Juan José Ríos, half of the people are displaced from the Fuerte River and the other some have their origin in the region of San Miguel Zapotitlán.
“I would hope that the Culiacán council will also save this agreement from all political forces, we hope that this is supported by all and hopefully this can happen,” she added.
Municipalities of Sinaloa
Sinaloa is a state in Northwest Mexico that is divided into 18 municipalities. According to the 2020 Mexican Census, it is the seventeenth most populated state with 3,026,943 inhabitants and the eighteenth largest by land area spanning 57,365.4 square kilometres (22,148.9 sq mi).
Municipalities in Sinaloa are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos). Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries. They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.
The largest municipality by population is Culiacán, with 1,003,530 residents (33.15% of the state’s total), while the smallest is Cosalá with 17,012 residents. The largest municipality by land area is Sinaloa, with an area of 6,325.80 km2 (2,442.41 sq mi), and the smallest is Salvador Alvarado with 773.60 km2 (298.69 sq mi). The newest municipality is Navolato, established in 1982.