"Instead of begging more revenues from the central government, Nebot should stand tough so that the taxes collected from its citizens stay in his city or even better, in the pockets of Guayaquil’s people so they can voluntarily improve their city; that would make a real difference."

I think Nebot's time as mayor is almost at an end, but I am afraid that Raffy will have someone from is Socialist party be his puppet and be the next mayor.