SLP City Council spends 320 thousand pesos on trips
Only the mayor registered per diems for 82 thousand pesos, in eight different visits to the CDMX
By La Orquesta
Between the beginning of the administration of Xavier Nava Palacios and January 12 of this year, the City of San Luis Potosí has spent 320 thousand 826 pesos with 69 cents in 41 trips made by municipal workers in those first 103 days of the mayor’s office.
This represents an expense of 7 thousand 825 pesos for each trip made by municipal officials.
The daily average of travel expenses in the City of San Luis Potosí for that period was 3 thousand 114 pesos.
Only the mayor Xavier Nava Palacios spent 82 thousand 402 pesos in eight different trips, all to Mexico City.
The first one, on October 18 of last year, for 11,647 pesos, was to visit the State Water Commission and Pemex. Then, on November 19, Nava Palacios visited the Tax Administration Service with a cost to the treasury of 10,567 pesos.
On November 30, the mayor spent 4 thousand 582 pesos on a trip to Mexico City to take a protest as vice president of the National Association of Mayors. For that same trip there is a charge for 3 thousand 711 pesos.
Then, on December 12, Nava Palacios traveled to a meeting with members of the Budget Committee of the Federal Chamber of Deputies, with a charge to the treasury for 8 thousand 526 pesos.
In three meetings with the Federal Electricity Commission, in an attempt to have the municipality’s debt for the electricity service condoned, on the pretext that it was necessary to cover the expenses of the Interapas, the mayor spent a total of 43 thousand 639 pesos.
The first trip, from January 7, had a cost of 11 thousand 690; the second, ten days later, cost 12 thousand 240 pesos. For the third, on January 22, the mayor spent 19 thousand 709 pesos.
Other expenses in travel expenses, although not made by the mayor Xavier Nava Palacios, were carried out for work tables on public security issues.
On October 24 of last year, a total of 21 thousand 925 pesos in travel expenses was paid to a guest for these meetings. Another payment, for 20 thousand 919 pesos, had been made on October 3.
On January 9, 14 thousand 914 pesos and 10 thousand 102 were paid on December 12. The lowest payment for this concept was for 5,652 pesos, on October 24.
A payment of per diems for 18,121 pesos allowed the director of Catastro, Patricia Rodríguez Álvarez, to travel to the National Real Estate Congress of Oaxaca, on November 28 of last year.
The director of municipal tourism, Yara Mariana Nagore Rojas spent 14 thousand 368 pesos on a trip to the Chocolate Festival in Tabasco, in November last year.
The technical secretary of the City Council, Jorge Francisco Arias Hernández, spent December 4 last year 12 thousand 333 pesos in a visit to the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy, for an assignment that was called «infrastructure projects for the municipality».
In a working visit to Zapopan, Jalisco, according to the way in which those travel expenses were described by the transparency area of the City Council, the director of Economic Development of the municipality, María Esther Velázquez Esparza, spent 11,110 pesos.