Salutations to all! Puerto Morelos is sizzling with heat and buzzing with chat. You can click on images to enlarge them.
PM DEVELOPMENT PLAN MEETING
Last night at the Syndicata de Taxistas we were presented with the IMPLAN plan, not what we were expecting but certainly welcome information. IMPLAN worked with various community members and lots of government departments and has come up with the 'ideal' plan for Puerto Morelos. So this is the community recommended plan that has been put to the government.
The vision: "Puerto Morelos is a mayoralty, accountable to itself and directly borrowing public services. It has respect for and complies with the instruments of planning and participates in the process. It has a defined identity, offers infrastructure and equipment of high quality and low environmental impact, it is like an ideal town in harmony with its natural attractions and with good cultural conservation."
Next Monday on the internet will be presented what the government is actually considering, they encourage all of us to look at the the information presented and to offer opinions please go to www.cancun.gob.mx and on the right hand panel you'll see a link to the PM information, it is there right now but only headline points, apparently Monday the whole plan will be there.
Actually it is a pretty interesting with good links there is even a map of downtown Cancun, I have made a link to that in my links section.
Some of the strategies for the development
Improvement of the highway all the way to PdC including storm drainage (completed Dec 07); joining Puerto and the Colonia with pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths (new project, no allocation); green spaces cushioning traffic areas (no project, no allocation)
Improvement of the three avenues with beach access and the 4 beach lanes including footpath, bicycle path and lighting (topography work started and studies on the water, lighting and drainage); construction of a mangrove walkway from El Cid to Moon Palace (studies being done); creation of a traffic network in the Colonia of avenues and roads around the main plaza (no allocation yet); defining use of the land and zoning. This is very important as it is the issue which determines the density of use, we are currently 50 people per hectare we understand the plan is to increase this to 100 but we have not yet seen this proposal.
Also included are proposals to assist in mangrove drainage, control of pesticides, replanting, control of visual contamination, protection of water, schools, clinics, tourism projects, employment projects, park conservation and maintaining it as a 'slow' city.
ABOUT THE CRUISE SHIP AND FERRY TERMINAL
President Alor in Cancun has not approved these projects! Presidente Fox has, however, there is no money to proceed. We all need to keep watching as there are some people who stand to make a great deal from their development.
PARENT AND CHILDREN COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
This is a course to make communication with your children easy, accessible and fun. Little changes have large results. The course is in Spanish and is on Saturday 28 July 10am-7pm, Hotel Hacienda Radisson, Av. Nader , 1000-1600 pesos.
Ter. Ms. PNL Berta Rios, Dr. Carlos Rubio Tel: 887-17-93 y 884-14-60 Cel: 9987 34 9282 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
BEACH POLO IN PROGRESO 11 & 12 August 2-7pm, Playón de Progreso
Planning a trip to Merida? Why not drop over to Progreso and watch the exhibition matches of polo on the beach? Equestrian show, beach party and entertainment by Corona between 2 and 4pm and then beach party until 7pm (to left is me actually hitting the ball! Lessons at El Rey. By the way, the horse is actually moving very fast just a bad picture)
DANCE THEATRE PRESENTATION SATURDAY 21 JULY 8.30PM
Carmen Issler (seen before in Que Paso) and Shura present music, magic, floating in space, world singing, intimate love...is it real? Long live dreams!
En la Cafebrería EL PABILO, Av. Yaxchilan#31, Hotel Xbalamque, Cancún, Q. Roo. Supported by the Casa del Cultura de Puerto Morelos
SPECIAL SUNDAY AT THE HANDICRAFT MARKET
Sunday 21 July from 9 in the morning. bring your friends and family and enjoy delicious regional foods and a convivial atmosphere. get to know the beautiful artwork and support the Puerto Morelos culture. There will be music in Mayan, translated by Rogelio Canche Canche.
TUNA PROGRAMME THIS WEEK
MIKE MANZUR blues
LA FLOTA reggae 8pm
DANIEL Sax (ex-Antidoping)
Ek Galactica - new band!!!
listen to them at www.myspace.com/balaju
Sitar hindu, bateria, bajo electrico, guitarra acústica y varios instrumentos prehispanicos.