City Councilman visits Rocinha to Register Complaints with PAC I

City Councilman Reimont talks with Seu Martins about PAC I issues in Rocinha
City Councilman Reimont talks with Seu Martins about PAC I issues in Rocinha

Reimont Luiz Otoni Santa Bárbara, aka Vereador Reimont visited Rocinha on 5/28/2011 to register complaints about the progress of the government development project PAC. The first stage, known as PAC I, has seen many of its projects come to a hault, remain incomplete, or suffer from various infrastructure problems.

Residents and local leaders walked the community and looked at all the areas where PAC projects were completed, areas where they were planned / included in the budget but not completed or in many cases even not even started. Among the group was Seu Martins (Bento Rubião), Marcos Burgos (Mundo Real), and Priscila Néri (Witness.org).

The visit was positive, residents are now planning a petition to complain about the lack of transparency involved in the PAC program. Many of the projects that were not finished and much of the funds to complete these projects have been spent.

Vereador Reimont promised to make a special visit to Laboriaux in June or July.