Our mayor has had guts that most other administrations have not had. He is doing a fabulous job with what he has to work with. Our city is bankrupt or actually worse than bankrupt...but when he went in he cut the payroll from 5,000 to 2,500 and that might make a bunch of people mad, but how do you continue with a bankrupt government and no way to make payroll? You lay off the folks you do not need.
There was some controversy that went his way that wasn´t deserved. He was accused of favoring family for the printing of the toll booth tickets contract, which is illegal...but they aren´t family. He already submitted to the court without a court date...he appeared at 8 am sharp with documents in hand to show he had nothing to do with who was awarded the contract and that he is not related to the people who won the contract even though they have the same last name. He submitted birth certificates and made clear that he was running a transparent government. He also invited USAID to review all of the procedures undertaken in his administration to show that it is a clean transparent one.
You would think that this would make people happy with the Dr Zúñiga (for those who read my blog and do not know him he is a cardiac surgeon and former director of Catarino Rivas Hospital and was fired by Zelaya for not supporting his reform project. However, apparently some people are less than happy as he just placed a formal complaint for receiving death threats.