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Darrell Bradley (Mayor of Belize City)

Darrell Bradley (Mayor of Belize City)

Darrell Bradley
(Mayor of Belize City)

AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize City Council completes two years this week. Mayor Darrell Bradley was most proud about the respect this Council has earned from the often-hard-to-please residents of Belize City.

He said that the Council and its hard-working staff have changed the perspective of City government as a joke and weak.

Now, he said, the Council is a consulted and trusted partner and a center of the City’s transformation.

The centerpiece of the Council’s work is infrastructure. With 102 streets concreted under the $20 million Municipal Bond-funded infrastructure project and another 35 to be concreted, with many more to be upgraded, the Council has exceeded its expectations.

Works are expected to begin on the second phase of the municipal infrastructure project shortly, and the council projects that it will retire the first phase of the bond on schedule in November of this year, with options to roll over the sum for similar future projects.

The Mayor touched on other key improvements, including the status of the City’s public service and work on the major parks and revitalizing economic development.

Municipal elections are due this time next year; Bradley has been back and forth on whether he will run again while several of his councilors are testing the deeper waters of the National Assembly.

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