I'm not very informed on how the PR government works in a de facto sense, but I know that in the US, "Liberal Cities" try to get around conservative state and federal regulations (think blue cities in red states) through local ordinances. I read an article not too long ago that proposes that we will soon see a sh!tstorm of preemptive federal regulations like never seen before in this country. The reason is a growing divide between liberal city folks and their conservative states, as evidenced by the fact that Hilary Clinton won almost about 90% of the major cities in the country, but lost the election to Trump. The same thing could happen in PR. As the island rebuilds, you might see a growing crackdown by local LE, lead by local politicians' initiatives to "clean up" their cities, despite the federal government's tolerance... or their inept ability to manage the literal economy of crime and drugs.