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Mayor’s advisers “don’t know squat!”

Dear Editor,

After a drive through downtown Belize City I was astonished to see that our Mayor has gone ahead with his plan to block the street between the bank and Mule Park.

This last Wednesday I listened in to him praising his work and his Council saying that the “Master Plan” was made public three years ago and is on the City Council web site. Well, let me say, since the streets start getting cemented was the first time that I had heard of it; second thing, how many Belizeans have a computer, let alone have Internet?

On the WUB 2 cents Cam, a participant made a comment about the Master Plan: he said he doesn’t know and he doesn’t think the Mayor knows, and I tend to agree with him.

The Mayor also said that all indications to him were that the temporary blockage of the street there at the Mule Park and the bank was working; apparently, his advisers don’t know squat, because that blockage has caused more of a traffic jam than ever.

Then what I need to know is how the emergency vehicles will pass. God forbid, if there was a fire the pump can’t take down King Street or go contrary to the flow of traffic, because the street was removed.

All these changes are costing Belizeans more gas. Our Mayor doesn’t feel the gas price because he gets government gas that is cheaper.

Then there is the issue with Waste Control. If the Mayor can afford to be wasting money cementing streets, he can also pay the Belize Waste Control. Personally, I see a Mayor who is trying to show people that he is a man of action to help him in his future aspiration to run against the owner of San Cas.

Mr. Mayor, I have not voted since 1998, but I guarantee you that come election day, you can count on my vote to keep you out of office.

Thomas Charlesworth

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