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Mayor Mário Hildebrandt declared official mourning in Blumenau for the death of the former governor of Santa Catarina, Colombo Salles. He passed away this Tuesday, the 14th, in Florianópolis, he was 92 years old and leaves behind a wife and three children.
“Colombo Salles’ role in the development of our State is very important. He leaves a legacy of work and righteousness that will be remembered throughout history. May God welcome him and comfort the family at this difficult time,” said Hildebrandt.
Born in Laguna, Colombo Salles took over as governor in 1971, remaining in the position until 1975. The main reason he was appointed by then president Emílio Médici was his technical profile, as he was an engineer by training.
Among the former governor’s main actions are the creation of the Companhia Catarinense de Águas e Saneamento (Casan) and the Civil Defense of Santa Catarina, in addition to the construction of more than 500 kilometers of road, an increase in the number of telephones and the bridge that connects the mainland to Florianópolis Island, which today bears his name. He was also governor at the time of the construction of the Doctor Blumenau Mausoleum.
After leaving his position, Salles returned to teaching Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), where he remained until his retirement in 1992.
The municipality’s mourning decree lasts seven days and comes into effect on Tuesday, the 14th.
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