San Juan mayor confirms periodic review of Public Order Code
By The Star Staff
San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo confirmed Tuesday the implementation of periodic reviews of the recently signed Public Order Code, beginning with a 90-day grace period.
“[I]n that same [grace] period there are revisions in case any technical amendment is necessary,” Romero Lugo said at a press conference.
The mayor also stressed that during the validity of the code a review will be carried out every 180 days. Likewise, a team made up of five people, which he will designate soon, will be responsible for the reviews. The mayor stressed the importance of keeping the code updated with the changing realities of the municipality.
Provisions of the new code include schedules for the sale of alcoholic beverages, restrictions regarding unnecessary noise and sanctions related to the inappropriate use of public spaces. For example, it is prohibited to repair vehicles on public roads and those who do not pick up after their pets will face fines of $250.
This code was approved last Saturday with 13 votes in favor and three against by the San Juan Municipal Assembly. It will enter into force 90 days after the publication of an edict in a newspaper of general circulation.