Sinaloa sectur supports Mazatlan noise pollution enforcement


The problem with aurigas, pulmonias, and razors has increased since 2016 and 2017, a situation that both residents and hoteliers cannot solve

MAZATLAN. – The noise generated by aurigas, pulmonias, and razors once again reached the limit of the neighbors who cannot even sleep due to the excess noise they generate, denouncing that even the foreign community is looking for other cities to vacation in a quiet way. 

They flee due to physical and emotional damage

Gabriela Valencia, a neighbor of the Pinitos neighborhood, indicated that the noise situation has worsened so much that it has caused some people to flee to other states in search of tranquility.

He acknowledged that Mazatlán is a tourist place and understands that there is music, but denounces the fact that tourists enter the streets with razers with loud music.

Given the ineffectiveness of the authorities, Gabriela said that they take medication to be able to sleep at night.

“We can’t take it anymore, we’re fed up, we even have to take medicines to be calm. There is a neighbor who is on the verge of nerves, does not sleep well and is having a bad time, “she added.

Given this, the collective board of the Federal Institute of Public Defender in Sinaloa is making a formal complaint with the signatures of those affected, so the Secretary of Tourism, María del Rosario Torres Noriega, mentioned that she will enter the issue together with the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Fisheries of Mazatlán, precisely to prevent tourism from leaving Mazatlán

“We have to attend to the people who come from Canada and the United States and to those who live here, we must respect and for this there is a regulation, there are decibels that must be respected and I would be sitting down with Ricardo Velarde to see how we are going to work, ”she declared.  

Torres Noriega said that although this is a municipal issue, specifically with the Directorate of Ecology, it has to collaborate as a state agency to find a solution together, which ultimately causes a problem of both image and well-being and harmony among the inhabitants.  

“It is a problem that is addressed at the municipal level, with Ecology, and if it is a complaint, not only citizens, but society that is suffering the problem and what we least want is tourism to leave,” she said.  


Since 2017, the Roads and Transportation Delegation launched a campaign precisely to attack the problem, starting with the complaints of the residents of this problem; The situation worsened for 2020, just after the tourist reactivation after the pandemic, where the Mazatlán City Council applied 120 fines to drivers for this same issue.  

Even residents of the area held in November 2020, demonstrated in silence a few steps from the Plazuela Machado, arguing that a couple of years ago the noise was moderate, however, this had already gotten out of control.  

For the same period, the hotel sector, mainly the one located in front of Quirino Ordaz Coppel Avenue, expressed the problem, since it has been used for a recreation area as a second boardwalk, where alcohol is drunk and the volume of the Stereos annoy the avenue-facing rooms.  

The situation did not improve. By March 5, 2021, the residents of the Pinitos area joined a collective complaint precisely because of the issue, hanging posters and canvases requesting to lower the volume and respect the homes.  

But also, it is the area of ​​the Historic Center and Cerro del Vigía that suffer from this problem.  

In the summer vacation period of this year, the campaign was re-implemented, however, its former director, María de Lourdes Sanjuan Gallardo explained that there is no prohibition in the regulation for excessive noise in public transport, making it impossible the decrease that the neighbors today suffer.  

On October 11, the president of the Board of Directors of Grupo ARHE, Juan José Arellano Hernández, donated decibel meters to the City Council, precisely with the intention of regulating this problem in the tourist strip, however, they have not yet been put into action. functioning.  

What does a decibel meter do? 

A sound level meter is an electronic device capable of measuring the noise level and sound pressure in a given environment. Noises are measured in decibels and these sound level meters are in charge of detecting sound levels and allow measuring noise pollution in cities or buildings.  

Mazatlan cannot be silenced, but work is being done to regulate noise, says Mayor

The Mayor of Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, decibels are being regulated he says.

This, due to the class-action lawsuit that a group of citizens prepares for the noise generated by pulmonias, auriga,s and razers.

“They are in all their rights, we cannot wall a tourist city. Yes, the audio levels are regulated, ”was what the mayor said.

He expressed that traffic elements are kept monitoring the two most important points where the annoyances are registered: the Historic Center and the Golden Zone.

The president indicated that on many occasions tourists and/or locals are told to lower the volume of their music, but once the vehicles move forward or the elements are removed, this increases the volume again making it impossible to regulate the situation. .

“We are doing what is possible,” he said.

He pointed out that although he does not agree with the high volume levels, Mazatlán cannot be silenced, so he asked citizens to be conscious and lower the music a bit.

On demand

Stress, anxiety, insomnia and decreased hearing capacity are some of the physical problems that experts in Toxicology, Acoustics and Forensic Phonetics and Psychology of the Strategic Litigation Unit of Mexico found in people from neighborhoods that inhabit the tourist area of ​​Mazatlán.

The Federal Legal Advice office, located in Río Baluarte # 1009 Fraccionamiento Tellerías from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and IFDP Delegation in Sinaloa, Federal Palace of Justice, located at Olas Altas # 1300 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


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