In recognition of Puerto Peñasco’s fishing sector, City Council has unanimously approved to rename streets surrounding the dock area in honor of former fishermen and founders of the City.
The proposal, presented by Municipal Fishing Affairs Director Mario Hoyos Tovar, addresses 4th, 6th, and 7th streets in the dock area, which will now be renamed in honor of local fisherman.
As of Friday, July 31st, 4th Street will be named for Federico Hoyos Souza, known as “Lico Hoyos,” while 6th Street will become José María Hernández in honor of “Pepe Hérnandez”, and 7th Street will be named for José Alberto Navarro Franco, known by family and friends as “Pasitos.” Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta expressed, “These names are another form of acknowledgment on behalf of the local administration for the fishing sector and of the men who gave their lives for this community. Today we recognize this fact with these streets that will carry their names.”
The mayor remarked upon the different forms of support the fishing sector has received during his administration, which have included: recent authorization to dredge the wharf area through an investment of 28 million pesos, obtaining “la bajada” under city domain from the Palacio Soto family to ensure this space can continue to be used as a boat launching area, and modernizing of the dock area through repaving of roads with the use of hydraulic concrete.