The head of the unit, Nayla Velarde Narváez, asks that people become aware and avoid obstructing sidewalks and spaces since they are not only for pedestrians but also help the elderly and disabled a lot.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa. – For failing to comply with the orders, contrary to the permits granted, or even for obstructing sidewalks that should always be free, this weekend 25 fines were applied, particularly to businesses and street vendors, Nayla Velarde Narváez announced.
The senior official of the City Council in Mazatlan clarified that before applying fines, whose amounts are based on the offense, merchants are first persuaded to remove things that do not obstruct and leave the way for disabled people free.
“Remind them that they not only arrive and fine, they are notified, they are notified two or three times so that they leave or so that they are not invading spaces with a person with a disability, avoiding four fines of these kinds, when they are repetitive, it is when it credits them with fines. They are all very different, they can start from 300, 400, 500 to more than 2,000 pesos. It is very frequent, but it happens more in street vendors.”
The municipal official emphasized that this week they will specify the actions and verify that they do not use the rest areas, because they are prohibited.
He said that not only people with disabilities occupy these spaces, but also adults themselves.
Velarde Narváez asked for the help and willingness of citizens to leave the spaces free, for which the inspectors are vigilant with this program because they not only obstruct but invade, hence the task of starting to adjust everyone.