Nosara, Nicoya

Nosara Was 461 Votes Short of Achieving Partial Independence from Nicoya

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The official results of the Nicoya referendum delivered a victory to the ‘no’ camp. The idea of creating a municipal district council (CMD) was archived as of June 8 when the council approved the plebiscite’s final results.

Support for creating a CMD garnered 5,687 votes out of a total 8,652 votes cast. While supporters won more votes than the ‘no’ camp, turnout was only 13.82 percent of registered voters, short of the 15 percent required for the ‘yes’ vote to win.

The municipal district council of Nosara would have administered the money collected from the community’s real estate and patent taxes, among other things.

For now, Nosara leaders will continue fighting for trash collection, one of the longest-standing problems in the district.

The also have intentions to unite in a together a political force in order to work together for the coastal district.

“We are talking about a meeting among the same groups of the plebiscite so that, instead of dividing us in two, we create a single political representation at city hall and in the city council,” said Nosara resident Andrés González.

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