This Sunday the citizens of Mexico City have their chance to say what they think about the pollution and general crap that fills this city. Its a grand government consultation exercise called Consulta Verde, and it has to be said they are really promoting it. Wherever you go, there are posters stuck on walls, leaflets being handed out, advertisement campaigns – even the Metro has specially printed Consulta Verde tickets, as you can see below.
Without a doubt DF has a pollution problem, but as ever Mexicanos are more than a little sceptical as to the governments motives. I can think of three. They have an agenda planned, which will be unpopular, so a little public consultation now will help shift the blame later – “We’re just doing what the people asked us to!”. Or maybe it is nothing more than a PR exercise. But possibly, just possibly, it’s a genuine effort to start changing the environment in the city for the better. Which one do you like? Don’t be surprised if it is a combination of all three though.