Mayor Vila attended the event to share the successes of his administration, addressing issues of sustainability, urban mobility, innovation, accessibility and heritage promotion….
MERIDA — Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal presented the actions that make Mérida the city with the best quality of life in Mexico during his participation in the 5th Congress of the National Association of Mayors (ANAC), Friday August 25 in Aguascalientes.
Vila participated in the panel “Best cities to live” next to Aguascalientes Mayor Maria Teresa Jiménez Esquivel, Saltillo Mayor Isidro López Villareal, and Nogales Mayor David Cuauhtémoc Galindo Delgado, moderator of the panel.
Merida, Saltillo and Aguascalientes are considered the most livable cities in Mexico according to the studies of the Strategic Communication Cabinet (GCE), which considers three points: Quality of Life, Satisfaction of Services and Mayors Performance.
In his participation, Vila Dosal explained that his vision to improve the competitiveness in Mérida involves joining national and international commitments to develop strategies in Clean Energies, included in the Prevention and Mitigation Municipal Climate Action Plan.
He added that adequate urban mobility is a priority for the City of Mérida, which is why educational programs have been implemented to promote the culture of mobility in children, and he has developed strategic projects that include safe spaces for cyclists and pedestrians.
Vila Dosal added that citizen participation has a very significant role in the decision-making that concerns the municipality, which encourages participatory workshops for citizens to think and propose new ways of to help the society.
The mayor recalled that Merida’s culture and traditions are fundamental in the lifestyle, being reflected in its second appointment as the 2017American Cultural Capital.
Also, in order to improve the competitiveness of Mérida, the municipal president mentioned the establishment of a vision of urban development in 2040 based on criteria of redistribution and urban resilience.
“We have a management system for public spaces for parks, green areas and sports areas, establishing criteria for strengthening, unification regulation and participation,” he assured.
Vila Dosal shared that his vision to improve Merida and its competitiveness is reflected in the generation of jobs, increasing from 268,700 in 2015 to 298,200 in 2017, as well as an 8% increase in business creation.
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