The Fiscal Oversight Board (JSF) began a review of the request for a loan, amounting to $13.7 million, presented by the Municipality of Dorado for the development of infrastructure works, a transaction that has been questioned by the New Progressive candidate for mayor, Erik Rolon Suarez.
In a letter addressed to Rolon Suarez, the JSF stated that, on January 26, the Financial Advisory Authority and Tax Agency (Aafaf) processed, on behalf of the city council, a “request for review and approval for the Municipality of Dorado to issue a general obligation note of up to $13,667,000 to finance various public works works.”
“Pursuant to section 207 of the Promise Law and the Policy (Transaction Review), the Board is reviewing the Aafaf request”holds the letter signed by the executive director of the organization, Robert Mujicadated February 8.
The issuance has already been approved by the Municipal Legislature through a resolution that provides for the execution of works in communities such as Maguayo and Espinosa, as well as the construction of a recreational area in the Gran Parque Dorado and improvements to sidewalks and curbs.
Rolon Suarez, who served as Secretary of Correction and Rehabilitation, as well as Undersecretary of the Interior under the administration of Ricardo Rossello Nevaresrequested the Board, on January 29, to evaluate alleged violations of the Municipal Code incurred as part of the approval of the bond issuance.
“Our request is based on the failure to demonstrate and demonstrate an emergency situation. On the other hand, the political seam is seen, by requesting loans that, in less than a year and a half, would increase the public debt by approximately $23 million, for the purpose of unnecessary works and others forgotten over the years.”said Rolon Suarez.
In response to the complaint, the mayor Carlos Lopez Riverawho is contesting a primary, in the Popular Democratic Partywith the president of the House of Representatives, Rafael “Tatito” Hernandezstated that the candidate of the New Progressive Party “he doesn’t know what the needs of the people of Dorado are.”
“This has been discussed with residents and planners, and we have established the priorities“said the municipal executive, who is seeking a tenth consecutive term in the Dorada mayor’s office.