BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY MAYOR Rolando “Klarex” Uy wanted to relocate City Hall to a bigger and spacious location where traffic is no longer a concern.
This, as the city mayor noted, the congestion of vehicles everyday at the City Hall premises of the city from private and government vehicles and motorcycles.
The mayor’s recommendation is also in support of the special report made by City Councilor Edgar Cabanlas and supported by the City Council during its regular session last week.
“If this is done by other cities and municipalities in Mindanao, there is no reason that the City Government of Cagayan de Oro cannot also do it,” the mayor explained.
He challenged the City Council to make a thorough study on this project, which could be considered one of the very ambitious projects of the current administration.
ONE STOP SHOP
In his special report, City Councilor Cabanlas, chair of landed state and subdivision, moved for the relocation of City Hall to a bigger and convenient area – and where there is “one stop shop” for all people transacting at the City Hall, especially during the business licensing and renewal of businesses.
Cabanlas noted that other transactions are being made at the City Engineering Office in Barangay Kauswagan and other areas as other offices of some departments involved in the licensing and renewal of business permits are not found inside the City Hall.
City Councilor Cabanlas said transferring from one location to the other is very inconvenient for people renewing their business licenses every year.
NO ENOUGH PARKING
Cabanlas also reiterated that the parking spaces at the City Hall are already very small for a growing number of clients every year who are transacting to apply for new business permits, and or apply for renewal.
“There is really a need now to transfer City Hall to a more convenient location to give easy access to our growing clients every year,” Cabanlas said.
To give way to the proposed relocation of the City Hall, Vice Mayor Jocelyn Rodriguez also recommended the Committee on Ways and Means chaired by City Councilor George Goking; Planning, research and innovation and people’s organization headed by City Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya; Committee on Engineering under City Councilor John Michael Seno; and Committee on Subdivision and Landed Estate chaired by Cabanlas – to conduct a thorough study and later give their respective recommendations.