Pri­vate pub­lic agree­ment crit­i­cized

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

The spokesman of a con­ser­va­tive po­lit­i­cal party crit­i­cized the state at­tempt to sign ad­di­tional agree­ments with pri­vate com­pa­nies in or­der to build in­fra­struc­ture.

So­cial En­counter Party spokesper­son Aarón Pal­lares Aceves said the schemes rep­re­sent a se­ries of abuse and hide spe­cial in­ter­ests by state of­fi­cials.

He re­called As­sem­bly mem­bers are dis­cussing the creation un­der this form of a su­per emer­gency cen­ter called C5 that might be in vi­o­la­tion of state law.

Ac­cord­ing to the agree­ment, the state will pay 80 mil­lion pe­sos or $4.7 mil­lion per year for the next decade and the state must pro­vide guar­an­tees in case of lack of pay­ment.

The spokesman said sim­i­lar projects might have cost less and would avoid the state from in­cur­ring in ad­di­tional debt if the state would have moved for­ward with the projects it­self.

Th­ese agree­ments will im­pact the state ex­pen­di­tures un­til 2056, said Pal­lares.

— Ar­turo Bo­jorquez,

abo­jorquez@ iv­pres­son­

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