DAGUPAN CITY – The City Development Council has approved, adopted and endorsed the city’s plans and programs for the next five years in a meeting at the city museum on June 9 with the leaders and representatives of the various sectors here.
A motion was also approved on the floor for the Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass a resolution to relocate the City Hall from A.B. Fernandez Avenue to the Pantal-Lucao growth area identified in the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance covering the period 2015-2025.
The motion was made by Atty. Cornelia Español, chief of the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs.
“If other LGUs can afford to have a new government center, why not Dagupan?”, said Español.
The motion was approved unanimously by the council and noted by the same.
During the meeting, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez presented the city’s Comprehensive Development Program for 2017 to 2022 along with the 1st Supplemental Annual Investment Plan for 2017 and the Supplemental Budget number 1 for calendar year 2017.
In her presentation, Mayor Fernandez enumerated the different projects and programs under the Comprehensive Development Program for 2017-2022, which include the construction of a government center in Barangay Pantal and the procurement of office equipment for the government center.
The construction of a library, construction of general services office and motor pool at Careenan area, construction of the city’s sports complex and procurement of sports equipment and tools, construction of a chest center, repair and improvement of the city’s markets and construction of road leading to Tondaligan Park are among the projects identified.
Also endorsed are the construction of roads leading to the boardwalk and esplanade in Barangay Pantal, improvement of streetscape of the Pantal-Lucao growth center, purchase of a lot for the city’s slaughter house and the construction of the same and its facilities, redevelopment of Tondaligan, development of the Pugaro beach, rehabilitation of creeks, construction of flood gates, construction of another three-storey evacuation center in Bonuan Boquig, river redevelopment program in Barangays Lasip Chico, Malued, Pantal and to Lasip Grande.
The other projects are the upgrading of roads and drainage systems in the different barangays, beautification of the central business district with new outpost and waiting sheds, purchase of garbage equipment for the city’s zero garbage campaign, livelihood program for fisherfolk, purchase of lot as site of the government employee housing project, bangus export program, flood control projects, purchase of lot for the new fish market and construction of fish market, among others.