Re: Manifesto for rebuilding Cancun even better: Steve, Bran 1. CLEAN UP THE LAGOON As active Cancunenses we had try to make the lagoon look as it was 25 years ago with fresh clean water but until there is no a legal manner to prhibit the restaurants to trough their food and/or garbage into the lagoon and as long as the inspectors can make 5 time their salary receiving money from the restaurants, nothing will change. More to add, the lagoon water is very mis since Wilma, people throw a lot of garbage (from food to microwaves) plus the pieces of the docks that were destroy with Wilma. 2. EASY BEACH ACCESS BETWEEN EACH AND EVERY HOTEL Quintana Roo law says that every x number of KM you need to have a public access, the fact is that as time share develops, they want to have their guests "captive" in the resort so the time share companies are the nes that block by the street or the beaaqch (rocks, sun cahirs, etc) the free walking. 3. IDENTIFICATION OF HOTELS FROM THE BEACH Love this idea 4. PUBLIC RESTAURANT, BAR & ENTERTAINMENT ZONES ON SURFSIDE BEACHES "COCKTAIL ZONES" The greatest problrm here is the amount of taxes you have to pay to be in front of a beach, beach in Cancun is consider Federal Zone and therfore you need to pay like 4 different taxes if you want to build, use, make business, etc. This make almost impposible to have small bars or clubs on the ocean side. 5. PALM TREES I have to recognize that after Wilma the re-forestation in Cancun had been amazing, only from Km 1 to 4 of the HZ we have more than double palm trees than before Wilma. 8. BEACH RESTORATION This is a mayor concern and a lot of money to be expend in the comming months, the problem is that the hotels did not respect the 25 meters for the ocean that the constuction rule says, therfore they have cause that some places that use to have an extended beach is now gone. A good example is Presidente that was built 20 years ago according to the rules and therfore their beach and sand continue to increase. some people who have gone to Cancun and will never return because they were ripped off. That should be a problem of the past.