The DN Mayor’s Office ensures the restoration of public spaces occupied by companies in Villa Consuelo – El Nuevo Diario (Dominican Republic)

The DN Mayor’s Office ensures the restoration of public spaces occupied by companies in Villa Consuelo – El Nuevo Diario (Dominican Republic)

El Nuevo Diario, Santo Domingo – The National District Mayor’s Office, in coordination with the Directorate of Public Spaces and Urban Cleaning, carried out an operation to restore public spaces in several streets and sidewalks in the Villa Consuelo sector, which for many years have been used as depositories by various companies for their commercial benefit.

This intervention was implemented in response to requests from the community, which requested that pedestrians be allowed to move freely and safely.

In this process, four carpentry centers that were operating informally in these areas were intervened.

Through a joint operation, it was possible to vacate the spaces that were occupied by merchants (Image: external source)

Before the start of the process, the Director of Public Spaces, José Anibal Sanz, together with the Aseo Urbano administration and other representatives of the City Council, held a meeting with neighborhood associations and business owners.

During the meeting, companies were urged to adhere to the provisions of the law prohibiting the use of sidewalks as part of their commercial activities.

Businesses in the area were notified five days in advance, in accordance with current legislation. The operation was carried out on Friday, on the streets of Hermanos Pinzón, Felipe Vicini Perdomo, Máximo Grullon and Baltazar Alvarez, with the aim of making the sidewalks more passable and safe for the community.

In addition to the Mayor's Office, the Department of Public Spaces and Urban Hygiene participated in the operation (Image: external source)

In addition to the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Spaces and Urban Hygiene participated in the operation (Image: external source)

Article 179 of Law 176-07 of the National Region and Municipalities clearly states that assets of the public domain are those allocated by the city council for public use or service.

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Among these assets are streets, squares, parks and other public spaces that should be available for community use and enjoyment.

Cruz Florentino Olivares, owner of a Jacuzzi company, called on merchants and the community in general to cooperate in improving Villa Consuelo, and to contribute to keeping public spaces clean and free of obstacles, noting that although the mayor’s office collects waste, it is everyone’s responsibility. Responsibility for preventing the accumulation of waste in inappropriate places.

Joselito Velez, a resident of the community, expressed his support for the measures implemented by the National District Mayor’s Office, highlighting that these measures will benefit all residents of the sector, especially adults and children who will now be able to walk safely. Sidewalks.

These operations correspond to the first phase of the restoration of public spaces, their implementation will continue and an appropriate monitoring process will be carried out to ensure compliance with the law. In addition, municipal police will be assigned to the intervening areas in order to maintain order and ensure that spaces remain public and accessible to all.

Thanks to the intervention of the Mayor’s Office in Villa Consuelo, the residents of this community will be able to count on greater well-being in the future. Restoring public spaces formerly occupied by businesses will allow residents to enjoy clean and safe sidewalks, enhancing freedom of pedestrian movement and improving the quality of life in the area.

This joint effort between the community and municipal authorities seeks to create a friendlier and easier environment for everyone, with an emphasis on the well-being and enjoyment of public spaces.

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