PDC Business Council decries ‘disorder’ created by peddlers
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo. — The Business Coordinating Council (CCE) is decrying the lack of order in businesses in the tourist area, and the fact that the numbers of hawkers are increasing and due to a lack of inspection, they are acting anarchically.
María Elena Mata Pineda, CCE president, said that they have made requests to the municipal authorities to remove all outlets operating on the street, but so far have not had satisfactory answers.
“We at the new board of directors of the Council sent President Cristina Torres requests that the hawkers must disappear, but contrary to that it seems that every day more appear, and this generates a scenario of chaos and each one acts as they want because there are no inspections,” he said.
Proof of these is the inspection announced last Tuesday by the Treasury of Conde Tours, an ambulatory business that a tourist complained about because they offer services that in practice turn out to be others of lower quality.
César Anzaldo, director of social communication of the City Council, said the Treasury would make inspections on Tuesday, however as of yesterday afternoon he did not offer information on this, and neither did the treasurer Asunción Ramírez Tello, but the stand continues to operate normally.
Mata Pineda described as “regrettable and sad” what happens in the vicinity of the Fundadores park and the fiscal pier as wel. There are many businesses similar to Conde Tours operating without regulation.
Restaurants and shops
Restaurant workers and established businesses that are located in the area, lamented that many ambulatory vendors are free to go out beyond the 1.20 meters limit, when regular businesses are fined if they exceed that limit.
On other occasions, Ramírez Tello has reported that many of these peddlers in the tourist area have “special permits” that were given to them by the last administration, which expire on December 31.