At present the city authorities are considering re-locating the 2014 Carnival to a site outside of the city limits. The site, in Xmatkuil, is owned by the state government and being offered free of charge. The city is conducting a telephone survey to test public opinion.
The tourist sector is strongly behind getting Carnival out of the city. Most of those who are loyal attendees of the event want it to stay, whilst the vast majority of those who rarely go (like myself) would like it to be moved.
Carnival is only 4 months away, so time looks tight. As more emerges I will post updates as I know many visitors think twice about coming here during the celebrations.