The new mayor of Playas is Michael Achi.  John and Paul were introduced to Achi during Carnival 2009. He vowed support for the lifeguards. The city  government is now responsible for the safegurding of beaches, so we’re very optimistic to see Achi elected! Gaby anticipates a return to civic activity in August, as many were awaiting the election results.

Salvavidas Aye!
- Rafael Correa re-elected president- Party: PAIS-35
- Jimmy Jairala new Prefecto of Guayas (like the governor in the states) - Part: UNO
- MicheL Achi new major of Playas- Party: PAIS-35