Lía Limón García was the first to parade in the Old City Hall. With the assistance of the future head of the mayor’s office Álvaro Obregón, the first of three days of meetings that the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum will hold with the 16 elected mayors and mayors, spread between September 2, 3 and 6.
There was expectation about the attendance of the militant of the National Action Party (PAN), since last Monday she participated in the brawl that five mayors elected from the opposition staged with policemen on a street of the Congress of Mexico City, in the Center Historic, where he resulted in a cut on his nose.
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The elected mayor of Álvaro Obregón entered the city government headquarters with a folder with a “meeting with the Head of Government” on the cover. Previously, at a press conference, the Secretary of Administration and Finance, Luz Elena González He announced that one of the topics to be discussed in the meetings would be the 2022 budget.
Upon leaving, Limón García commented that it was a “cordial, very respectful meeting, in which we were able to talk about the different issues relevant to Álvaro Obregón’s neighbors.” He was asked if he spoke to Sheinbaum about the incident last Monday, to which he replied: “there was talk of leaving those issues behind. We did not come for an apology, we came for a constructive dialogue ”.
“These steps are very important, the people want results, they don’t want lawsuits, they want leaders that we are able to see for the benefit of the citizenry and that is how this meeting developed (…) It was a friendly dialogue, a joint analysis of the different themes. I hope that these first steps establish the relationship in a respectful and cordial tone ”, he stressed.
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The topics addressed in this first official meeting with the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, in the case of Álvaro Obregón, were security, urban services, environment, water and mobility. “These are the issues that we discuss in detail, of course we also talk about the budget needs of the mayor’s office,” revealed Limón García.
Sheinbaum’s first day of meetings with elected mayors continued with Margarita Saldaña, from Azcapotzalco; Santiago Taboada, from Benito Juárez (who was re-elected in office), both from the PAN, and Giovani Gutiérrez Aguilar, from Coyoacán, from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), all of them members of the opposition bloc.
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The second round of meetings will continue this Friday, in the following order and schedule:
- 12:00 hours. Berenice Hernández Calderón, from Tláhuac
- 13:00 hours. Sandra Cuevas Nieves, from Cuauhtémoc
- 2:00 p.m. Francisco Chíguil Figueroa, by Gustavo A. Madero
- 16:00 hours. Armando Quintero Martínez, from Iztacalco
- 17:00 hours. Clara Brugada Molina, from Iztapalapa
- 18:00 hours. Luis Quijano Morales, by Magdalena Contreras
- 19:00 hours. Mauricio Tabe Echartea, by Miguel Hidalgo.
The Secretary of Government, Martí Batres Guadarrama explained that next Monday, September 6, the catwalk of mayors elected by the Old City Hall will conclude with the attendance of the following mayors and mayors: 12:00 hours, Judith Vanegas Tapia, from Milpa Alta; 1:00 pm, Adrián Rubalcava Suárez, from Cuajimalpa; 2:00 pm, Alfa González Magallanes, from Tlalpan; 4:00 pm, to Evelyn Parra Álvarez, from Venustiano Carranza and at 7:00 pm, José Carlos Acosta Ruíz, from Xochimilco.
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With these meetings, Sheinbaum’s relationship with the elected opposition mayors, which reached its most tense this week with the incident on Monday, could unravel the dialogue, after both sides exchanged criticism.
While the opposition bloc asked for a public apology from the Head of Government for the incident on Monday, she responded with a “you cannot make a circus out of politics,” all a month after future officials take office in which will last three years. Now everything indicates that this political crisis could be overcome.
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