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Mayor Renán Barrera Concha signals the start of the "Cuadrilla 24/7" on the Paseo de Montejo
Mayor Renán Barrera Concha signals the start of the “Cuadrilla 24/7” on the Paseo de Montejo. Photo: City Hall

Mérida, Yucatán — The city’s famed Paseo de Montejo is now under watch by a “Cuadrilla 24/7,” or a brigade of gardeners, arborists and sweepers who will be tasked with giving the tree-lined boulevard the attention it needs.

The crew, hand-picked from the Municipal Utility department and armed with new street-sweeping equipment, will also be on hand to give information to visitors. They were introduced to the public yesterday in a municipal ceremony at the base of the Paseo de Montejo.

On behalf of the crew, city employee Gerardo Pech Rodríguez thanked the authorities and vowed to relish the task of maintaining the paseo while aiding tourists. He also said that crew members have expressed a willingness to learn English to reach more tourists.

Every crew member is trained to report on the various events scheduled in Merida and can direct the public to the Turibús, hotels and restaurants.

The squad consists of 30 people working in three shifts.

Source: City of Mérida

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