The Municipalidad de Garabito is seeking to create a new image for itself. The canton includes the Pacific beach community of Jacó. The municipality has scheduled a 7 p.m. meeting on plans for a new advertising campaign.
The session, which is open to the public, is at the Morgan’s Cove Hotel.
The municipality has had some good news lately, but most of that is overlooked by those who see Jacó as a wide-open beach town.
The municipality got good marks from the Contraloría de la Repúblic for its financial management. And local officials are working to create a zoning plan for Playa Guacalillo, Tarcoles, Playa Pita and for Jacó and Herradura. A meeting had been scheduled for Dec. 20, but a strike at the Imprenta Nacional derailed that date because the appropriate legal notices could not be published in the La Gaceta official newspaper produced by the Imprenta.
The municipality also said it is the first among cantons in the nation for the highest per capita income, based on 2008 data. The municipality’s per capita income was higher than Belén, Santa Ana, San José and Escazú, it said.