Lawmaker justifies asphalt overlay-A A +A
Friday, June 22, 2012
IN reaction to Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s statement that the ongoing asphalt overlay project along Lacson Street is a waste of money, city lone district Representative Anthony Golez said Wednesday it is imperative for him to help beautify the street.
Golez said the beautification of Lacson Street complements the brick-laying project on the sidewalks of the said street.
The asphalt overlay project is a preventive maintenance measure to protect the cemented roads, he said.
Golez, in response to the mayor’s statement that there are order roads in greater need of repair than Lascon Street, he said those roads mentioned belong under the jurisdiction of the city.
He said all national road projects under his jurisdiction are all funded, including the road from Pahanocoy all the way to Bago.
The project will commence either this month or next month, as the Department of Public Works and Highways has already received a notice to proceed with the development work, he said.
Meanwhile, in a radio interview, the lawmaker declared his intent to seek re-election this 2013.
He said he will be seeking re-election next year “to save the city from great danger.”
Golez was referring to Leonardia’s recent move to transfer the celebration of the city’s Charter Day from October 19 to June 18.
Leonardia is already in his last term as mayor and has made no secret of his plans to run for Congress representing the lone district of Bacolod.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on June 22, 2012.