San Miguel de Allende.- Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende, a group of local Mexican citizens organized to respond to the problems facing our city, invites you to a peaceful march on Saturday the 19th of January, 2019 at 4 PM.
We march to keep our Historic Center as patrimony of the people of San Miguel, and to not let it be sold or privatized. Our voices will be heard only if we all march together. We will meet at the Plaza de los Insurgentes (Plaza Garibaldi) and walk to the Jardin Principal.
Please be assured this march is NOT a political demonstration. It’s intent is solely to denounce corruption.
The four political activities foreigners are prohibited from participating in are: 1) voting; 2) running for office; 3) financing electoral campaigns; and 4) participating in political rallies, events or demonstrations. Outside of these, expats have the same rights as Mexicans — and denouncing corruption is not only a right, but an obligation.
PLEASE BE SURE TO COME!
The Municipio passed a law to charge us to park our own vehicles on the streets of San Miguel de Allende. It is the only such tax in all of Mexico. In reality, it is a way to pay for the illegal contract the city government signed to privatize public spaces in San Miguel so that a private corporation can profit at the expense of all residents and visitors. The contract, signed one year ago, is still kept secret by the city government.
Residents’ property taxes have been increased without a significant improvement in city services; and those who rent rooms to tourists are being taxed at the same rate as speculators who bought dozens of condos to rent via Airbnb.
The present city government continues to act in secret and behind closed doors, disregarding all transparency required by law in Mexico. In the meantime, crime rates are soaring in San Miguel de Allende. We demand security– not parking meters. SECURITY YES, PARKING METERS NO!
Yo Soy San Miguel de Allende is a citizens’ group/civic organization working to preserve San Miguel de Allende and its historical center.
We thank you for your attention and urge you to join us on Sat. January 19, at 4PM
THE INSULTS ARE ACCUMULATING! YOSOYSANMIGUEL SAYS ENOUGH!