Residents of Blas Infante Street were invited to an informational meeting in the Santiago Hospital's Julio Corzo Room. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss a major remodeling project that will be undertaken there. Maria del Carmen Garcia (City Councilor for Urban Planning) pointed out that this meeting was in response to the City Council's methodology before beginning work in the area. This includes meeting with residents to explain the proposed intervention and collecting suggestions. She stressed that "it is important that street remodeling work be done with the knowledge and consent of the people who live there."
The areas of Citizen Participation and Urban Planning work together in these meetings. The first person is responsible for calling neighbors and then the second is responsible for explaining the details to the others. The work has always been more successful when we have held these informative meetings. He explained that the streets are created to suit the tastes of the people who live them every day.
Blas Infante residents were "very productive" in this regard. The City Council received several suggestions from the residents. The project was also very well received by the government team.