‘Jardin’ complex rates revised PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 16:08

The city government is setting the stage for the implementation of the revised City ordinance on the operation of the Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat Complex in Pasonanca amending rental rates for concession areas.

This, in view of the passage of City Ordinance 363 which amends certain provisions of Ordinance 342 “to give flexibility in the imposition of reasonable rental rates thereat, as well as to provide leeway for the City Government of Zamboanga to possibly sublease these concession areas to any interested party.”

Intended to attract and encourage small concessionaires to invest in the complex, the rental rates have been reduced up to 50% with added provisions and offers, according to Assistant City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario.

Whereas the 2008 ordinance specifically designated a monthly rental fee of P136 per square meter and a progressive rental rate of 15% every two years, the amending ordinance allows for the monthly rental rate fee…[to] be determined by the [Jardin Maria Clara L. Lobregat Complex] Committee based on a reasonable rental rate on a per square meter basis.
“The city is committed to helping concessionaires,” Apolinario said.

Concessionaires are still expected to shoulder their water and electric expenses, but the city government will provide security detail as well as provide maintenance services in the general vicinity of the stalls.

The complex shall be open to any other business activities also at a “reasonable rental rate that will be determined by the Committee which will be thereafter approved upon endorsement by the Chief Executive, subject to the approval and authority of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.”

Similarly, “unoccupied or open spaces may be leased for special events or occasion, subject to the approval by the Committee at the rate of not less than Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000) per day, taking into consideration the kind of activity to be undertaken, the number of hours, and other similar indicators; provided that, the cost for electricity, water, maintenance and security expenses shall be borne by the organizer or promoter of such event, exclusive of amusement tax, if applicable.

In an effort to boost economic activities at and draw people to the complex, “the City Government can undertake or sponsor special events such as mascot, concert-in-the-park, and other similar events or occasions within the area of the said Complex.”

Also upon the recommendation of the Committee, areas may also be offered for long-term lease on a reasonable rental rate subject to the approval of the city’s legislative body.

Ordinance 363 likewise prohibits the lessee from constructing all forms of structures within the premises without prior consent of the management; posting signs, streamers or advertisements within their premises without the authorization of the Committee; using leased premise for dwelling or sleeping, for gambling activity, other illegal game of chance and other unlawful acts; bringing highly flammable and explosive materials; abandoning leased premise; using the premises for any partisan politics, subversive, rebellious, terroristic immoral or unlawful activities and other prohibited acts.

Interested parties may seek audience with the City Administrator or his assistant for further details. — Claudine Uniana/City Hall PIO