On Friday, September 4, ANA President Tom Swale, along with other founding members of Puerto Vallarta’s Poligano Desarrollo Controlado (PDC) gathered to sign the Acta – its official founding document.

Over a year in the works, the PDC is an ‘organization of organizations,’ uniting many of Puerto Vallarta’s  central and Romantic Zone neighborhood associations for the purpose of creating a single – and louder – voice to focus City Hall on the priorities of our various colonias.

By becoming a founding PDC member, the ANA hopes to have a better chance to have our concerns – including enforcement of local zoning regulations, and improvements in our streets, sidewalks and infrastructure – addressed by the new Davalos Administration, which will take office in City Hall next month.

Others present for the signing at Notaria #3 in Centro were Abel Villa, Founding Father of the PDC;  José de Jesús Palacios Bernal, representing Unión de Propietarios de Fincas Urbanas del Municipio de Puerto Vallarta, A.C. ; Damián Bernal Flores, representing Residentes y Locatarios de la Colonia 5 de Diciembre, A.C. ;María Liney Cornejo Mendoza, representing Impulso Ciudadano Pro Vallarta Centro, A.C ; and Thomas Benjamin Swale, representing Asociación de Vecinos de la Colonia Amapas, A.C.

Now that the long, hard organizational work has been done, we hope other neighborhood organizations will also join, making the PDC’s profile and influence in City Hall that much stronger.