Mabilog suspends perimeter boundary bill-A A +A
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he has sent a letter to the City Council suspending temporarily the implementation of the new comprehensive perimeter boundary ordinance (PBO).
Mabilog temporarily suspended the ordinance authored by councilor Plaridel Nava upon the completion of several infrastructure projects in the city aimed to ease out traffic congestion.
The unfinished projects include the installation of an initial five traffic lights along Gen. Luna Street and the completion of road projects along the Washington Bridge in Jaro district, widening of the diversion road in Mandurriao district and road widening at the ELopez St. in La Paz district.
The road projects are slated for completion before the end of the year and alternative routes for public and private vehicles were opened at the radial and coastal roads, Mabilog said.
Mabilog said that with the ongoing road infrastructures, the traffic has become irregular. He said he does not want to put the PBO “hanging, but there must be a timetable for it”.
“There are several factors to be considered and the city must wait for the completion of road projects before the full implementation of PBO. If nothing comes out to solve the traffic problem even with the road infrastructures, PBO will have to be implemented fully,” he said.
Nava said he respects and supports the mayor’s decision to suspend the PBO in the meantime, adding that Mabilog has only two options, whether to veto it or sign it with immediate implementation.