2020 was undoubtedly the most complicated year in Puerto Peñasco’s recent history due to Covid-19, remarked mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro. Yet, he indicated, he foresees better things for 2021.
Despite the health emergency, pain, loss, and fear, along with the unfortunate irresponsibility and indifference of many, we have learned a great deal this past year. The mayor noted, this has not only been on the clinical-medical side, but also socially, within the family, and the work place as the world won’t really be the same and has changed to confront a different reality in 2021.
Locally, he added, Puerto Peñasco has to face a brutal drop in tourism, which is the city’s main economic pillar. This drop has impacted the city’s own finances, though the city was able to maintain constant public services throughout the year.
Munro believes plans and projects for 2021 are sufficient to take on present challenges, while planting infrastructure necessary to responsibly further the municipality’s economic recovery.