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Post by gvprod on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:33 am

Does anyone have a phone # that I can call to complain of no trash. Pick up for 3 days on my street in Ajijic.
Thanks in advance
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:39 am

Is there a car parked somewhere on your street blocking the truck? That's what happens to us on occasion.
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Post by gvprod on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:17 am

No cars blocking
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Post by David on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:29 am

We haven't had any picked up since last Thursday!
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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:50 am

Wow! They're still coming everyday in SAT, although sometimes not until dark. They must be short trucks or staff. Or maybe they're all assigned to cleaning up after Carneval?

Why not take a picture and take it down to city hall and ask when they expect to clean up the mess? Tell them the rats are into it at night. Be good if you could get a shot of that!
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Post by Intercasa on Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:27 pm

Maybe rethink donations for things that taxes should pay for and ask what tax money is being used for. Gringos have been suckers paying for things taxes should pay for. Is any of the money foreigners give accounted for?
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Post by espíritu del lago on Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:56 pm

Well said Spencer. ..
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Post by Carry Bean on Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:33 pm

Amen, Spencer.

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Post by SunshineyDay on Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:23 pm

Yep!

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Absolutely, Spencer!
And that is a very good question.
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Post by Playaboy on Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:06 am

Intercasa wrote:Maybe rethink donations for things that taxes should pay for and ask what tax money is being used for.  Gringos have been suckers paying for things taxes should pay for.  Is any of the money foreigners give accounted for?  

Intercasa, what are the big taxes expats pay?  

Property tax is very low.  Besides hidden IVA taxes included in the price on goods and services, what else are expats paying?  

I can think of some of the taxes expats "conveniently" don't pay in the area.  

Intercasa, I don't know what the Chapala budget is.  How much tax revenue does the Chapala municipo collect?  Where does the tax revenue come from? Property taxes?  Hotel taxes?  Business license fee's? Is Walmart the largest business and revenue producer?  How much IVA tax stays in Chapala?

I just don't see much money. Chapala really have doesn't have much of a tax base.

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Post by viajero on Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:52 am

Only one gringo in the colonia where I live and we get trash pickup 6 days a week.

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Post by slainte39 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:10 am

Playaboy wrote:
Intercasa wrote:Maybe rethink donations for things that taxes should pay for and ask what tax money is being used for.  Gringos have been suckers paying for things taxes should pay for.  Is any of the money foreigners give accounted for?  

Intercasa, what are the big taxes expats pay?  

Property tax is very low.  Besides hidden IVA taxes included in the price on goods and services, what else are expats paying?  

I can think of some of the taxes expats "conveniently" don't pay in the area.  

Intercasa, I don't know what the Chapala budget is.  How much tax revenue does the Chapala municipo collect?  Where does the tax revenue come from? Property taxes?  Hotel taxes?  Business license fee's?  Is Walmart the largest business and revenue producer?  How much IVA tax stays in Chapala?

I just don't see much money.  Chapala really have doesn't have much of a tax base.

Something for nothing would be even better.....si?

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Post by Intercasa on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:47 am

Im all for accountability. Money is misused and things arent fixed and the government begs the gringos for money as they know the Mexicans would tar and feather them for asking for money when they pay taxes which are diverted and stolen and nobody ever investigates.

IVA is federal so doesnt stay locally. Hotel tax goes to state, municipality collects business license tax, building permits and property taxes.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:52 am

While you all are fighting for the elimination of corruption in Mexico how does gv get rid of the trash on his street?
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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:28 pm

The big garbage trucks just came up the hill and turned toward youDavid. Obviously we have a truck out.

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Post by David on Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:42 pm

Finally! Where have they been for the last 8 days?
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:55 am

Well yesterday the big truck came by from the big streets and caught itself on the wires and headed down to your neck of the woods. Have not seen the little ford truck in a week. I think our normal white truck bit the dust and these folks don't know our hood. Oh well if it stays bad you might want to bring your trash down to our corner as they always seem to hit it at least more often than your corner. Time will tell.

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Post by Playaboy on Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:05 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:While you all are fighting for the elimination of corruption in Mexico how does gv get rid of the trash on his street?

There needs to be a fundraiser. The 1st Annual Basura BBQ?

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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:36 am

We already bought tires for one of the small trucks a year or so ago.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:48 am

Zed, how exactly did you do that? Did you buy the tires and install them yourself? Witness them being installed? Hand the money over to the basura guys? Hand the money over to the ayuntaniento? Hand the money over to Harry? If so, exactly how did Harry do it?
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:54 am

We went to the tire store, bought the tires and gave them to the driver.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:32 am

Just for an FYI every peso I gave Harry was tracked and I never saw anything "funny" and I looked. I just trust him now. On the tires CB asked for help and we gave it to him as we trust him with money also.

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Post by Playaboy on Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:42 am

Intercasa wrote:Im all for accountability.  

Intercasa, you are prophetic.  Pope Francis said the same thing yesterday directly to EPN and his crew "live" on TV, for the whole world to see and hear.  Could this be a changing point in history for Mexico?

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Post by gvprod on Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:19 am

3 broken down trucks and no money to repair...so I was told
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