Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – In a special session held on Monday, Mayor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez led the Puerto Vallarta City Council to approve accessing funds from the State Fund for Natural Disasters (FOEDEN). The move is a proactive response to aid those affected by Hurricane Lidia, with a commitment of more than 4.85 million pesos. The municipality will contribute slightly over 970,000 pesos, equivalent to 20% of the total funds.
The proposal, spearheaded by the municipal president, focuses on offering support in the form of essential household items to families grappling with losses caused by the hurricane-induced river overflow. These items include stoves, refrigerators, kitchen utensils, tableware, and other basic necessities. The municipal conversion is set at 970,257.66 pesos, while FOEDEN will contribute 3,881,030.65 pesos.
The City Council’s general secretary highlighted that this financial support aims to help affected families rebuild a part of their lost heritage. The assistance is estimated to benefit approximately 199 people, each receiving around 25,000 pesos, varying based on recorded losses.
Distribution of these aids will be overseen by the state government’s Secretariat of the Social Assistance System, adhering to established operating rules. In instances of inadequate municipal resources, the authorization is in place for the allocation of state participation to ensure full coverage of the municipal contribution.