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Raising Cain against unwanted developments

Chapala area residents who are burning to thwart Lake City and similar developments that they believe will bring radical and undesirable changes to the community can recur to Jalisco’s Procuraduria de Dessarrollo Urbano (PDU), a legal arm of the state government that deals with urban planning issues and controversies, to state their case. 

Among the PDU’s duties – as outlined under Chapter IV, Article 14, paragraphs X and XIV of the state’s Codigo Urbano – are to provide free consultancy services to citizens requesting support in matters related to the application of the state code and urban development plans and to “represent inhabitants, neighborhood associations or property owners in exercising their rights to demand that authorities carry out suspensions or demolitions as necessary when buildings and developments, changes of land use or other exploitations of property contravene urban development regulations (or) cause deterioration of the quality of life in human settlements.”

The agency’s office is located at Calle Mariano Azuela 23, a short distance from the Glorieta Minerva, telephone (013) 336-304-600. The head officer is Gabriel Ibarra Felix.