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Jun 27, 2017

Darrell Bradley defends “reactive” policies

On Friday afternoon, the Belize City Council held a caucus meeting to address the issue of the entertainment strip.  News Five understands that a majority of the councilors who attended that meeting objected to the mayor’s heavy-handed approach.  He says that the overnight decision is neither knee-jerk nor reactive.

 

Isani Cayetano

“All of that being said Mayor Bradley, there are still people who believe that the enforcement of the law has basically rubbed majority of the business owners along that strip the wrong way, simply because, as a matter of tradition, they’ve been operating with extensions every weekend, the noise levels have been up there, so to speak, and in the past there may not seem to have been this kind of a clamp down so suddenly on that type of activity.”

 

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

Darrell Bradley

“First of all, I will dispute the language of a clamp down.  We had a public consultation and this has been the fourth public consultation that we’ve had on the subject.  So that this is not as if we have just responded to this issue.  The genesis of those discussions have mainly focused along the area of zoning and putting in place a committee that can manage the various issues that are attendant in that area.  Noise abatement has been a major, major factor.  One of the things that was raised at the public consultation is in relation to one of the businesses.  We have had the Department of the Environment at that premises on eight separate occasions, so that the City Council doesn’t take this very lightly and this is not reactive.  Yes, I understand that people want these extensions.  Yes, I understand that it is business that you are speaking about but don’t make it into something that it is not.  This is not something that is political.  This is not something that is reactive.  This is something that a responsible city must confront.”

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1 Response for “Darrell Bradley defends “reactive” policies”

  1. Alex Lo says:

    I applaud the mayor

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