Belize City Mayor Cracks Down on Derelict Vehicles on Streets
If you are guilty of having derelict vehicles on the streets in Belize City, then you may have to prepare to either removing it or have it confiscated by the City Council. Mayor Bernard Wagner is on a mission to remove the eye sores from the city streets, and told the media that he will not be holding back.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “There is a project to really address that. An aggressive project which will start within a week or two and it will be aggressive because we have done the necessary notices, it’s in the law books for us, it’s very clear if you go and look it up it’s there what we can do within forty eight hours of a vehicle being in that same area. There’s a law there in respect and we plan to enforce it very very soon and so I urge those mechanics, those street side mechanics you either comply with the rule of the law or face the consequences of the law.”
Reporter: What are some of the penalties ?
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “It varies that we impound the vehicle and we take it and put it in a facility and that owner of that vehicle pays a fee and a daily fee until he takes it back out and if not taken back out in a certain time the city has the right to auction off that vehicle. So I urged those mechanics, those street side mechanics and we’ll come down very hard on them in respect to trade license as well to begin to comply with the law. We can’t have a lawless city. It’s time for a change.”