Cancun, Q.R. — Approximately 30 large billboards around the city of Cancun have been shut down by authorities after they were deemed unsafe.
The director of Protección Civil del municipio de Benito Juárez, Antonio Fonseca, says that approximately 30 large billboard ads have been shut down for failing security inspections. He reported that the owners of the ads have been notified, and since it is them who are responsible for the ads, they are expected to act accordingly.
Some of the ads only require a security reinforcement since they are known to topple over during tropical issues such as high winds. He says that only sign owners without the proper security and/or permits will have their ads removed, which is the responsibility of the Department of Urban Development and Ecology of Benito Juárez.
“Something we have agreed on is that Urban Development is no longer going to give permits without first having the consent of Civil Protection,” he noted. He says Civil Protection personnel are still inspecting other areas in the city, reviewing the structure and materials used for the signs.