Last updateFri, 20 Apr 2018 9am

Early contenders stake claim for Chapala mayor’s post

The names of potential candidates for the Chapala mayor’s seat are starting to surface.  Juan Diego Castro Morales stands out as the first man in local history positioned to contend as an independent candidate.  The Jalisco Electoral Institute (IEPC) approved his preliminary registration in late November. The next step to get his name on the ballot involves collecting 361 signatures – equivalent to one percent of the municipality’s roster of registered voters.

Chapala water service fees to rise

While the Chapala municipal government will maintain 2017 rates for next year’s property taxes (predial), business licenses and other municipal fees, the autonomous water utility, Sistema Municipal de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (SIMAPA), will increase their annual charges for water and sewage services by a hefty 7.38 percent.

State traffic cops go out of bounds in Chapala

In what remains as a messy transition from state to municipal authority over local streets and highways, officers from Jalisco’s Secretaria de Movilidad (SeMov) have been spotted patrolling in La Floresta and other points now outside their assigned areas of control.