Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - After being sworn in at an open-air ceremony at Los Arcos de Malecón on Sunday, Arturo Dávalos Peña started his second term as the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta with an impassioned speech in which he urged everyone to leave the past and personal interests behind and to team up for the development and welfare of this municipality and its people.
"Today, facing the challenges of the present implies the task of renewing, of discarding obsolete structures, but also reaffirming what we have pending and defining where we are going. It is time to make a Pact for Vallarta, for the love of this land, to see it grow, modernize, innovate without ceasing to be the paradise of mountain, sea and sun that makes us proud," he said in his message.
In a solemn session led by the interim municipal president, Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, and the whole of the outgoing City Council, Dávalos Peña said, "as three years ago, this will be a government of order, responsible decisions, transparency, good management of resources, of dialogue and conciliation with different political and social sectors. We will leave behind the passions aroused by the electoral processes and work as a team to achieve the goal of having a clean, safe city with opportunities for its inhabitants."
"The electoral period is behind us, the Vallartenses have expressed their feelings, the strength of our institutions allow us to be reunited with the necessary political maturity to ask my fellow councilors to work together to achieve a more prosperous Puerto Vallarta, with dialogue, respect and a lot of love for this land. Personal interests should remain in the background, because the greatest interest will be the common good," he added.
Dávalos Peña reiterated that his administration will continue to be conducted under the laws, which will be applied without distinction; Social reconstruction will continue and communication bridges with citizens will be strengthened, and it will also be a government that raises its voice before other instances of government so that there is reciprocity between what Puerto Vallarta contributes economically to this country and what it receives, and there will always be an opening to work hand in hand with the federation, the state and the legislature.Original article translated and edited by María Francesca for BanderasNews.com.