The La Quinta de Chimaque Neighborhood Association, on Saint Ursula, has called a demonstration next Sunday October 24 to demand more public lighting from the City Council, as well as the reception of the two urbanizations in the area. With the motto For a Quinta with light, the residents in this area rthey will run the distance that separates the closed municipal swimming pool from the Town Hall.
The promoters of the protest, who already they had announced it since July, they invite all the neighbors of The fifth to participate and also invite to join «all those who want to collaborate in defense of the rights of the residents of this part of Saint Ursula».
Residents in the two urbanizations that make up La Quinta they are fed up with the eternal urban conflict between the promoter companies and the town council that prevents the reception and improvement of infrastructures and services in the area. The La Quinta de Chimaque Neighborhood Association, with almost a hundred associates, considers that the time has come to say “enough is enough” and they choose to take the protest out onto the streets.
The president of this neighborhood collective, Jorge Andrés Pérez, remember that residents in the area complain about the poor condition of the sidewalks, potholes in the roads, the lack of public lighting and security, dirt, problems with sanitation and the proliferation of rats at certain times of the year .
From this group they ask themselves «how is it possible that if we are private urbanizations, the Santa Úrsula Town Hall have here a large park, which it maintains, and a municipal swimming pool, which is still closed. Or that the Cabildo invests here in the recovery of the thermophilic forest». In his opinion, reception should take place as soon as possible to prevent “deterioration from continuing to increase” and also to respond to “other urgent problems” such as the dangerous access to bus stops on the TF-5 (on roads solution) or the risk, demonstrated in the February 2020 fire, of having a single entrance and exit for vehicles.
La Quinta’s problem is not easy to solve, since the private part (the promoters) must reach an agreement with the public part (the City Council) so that both developments are received and become a full part of Santa Úrsula.