City Hall can’t enforce its rulings

The Secretary General of Santo Domingo City Hall, Luis Jose Chavez, says City Hall cannot enforce its decisions and regulations. Chavez told Diario Libre that the municipality does not have the capacity or jurisdiction to enforce its laws. He said that is the job of the police. He was specifically referring to recent complaints about the illegal use of city sidewalks. Diario Libre comments that when City Hall created the Municipal Police it was specifically to address this problem. Apparently, the Municipal Police hasn’t fulfilled this objective.