| "after the failure since 2015 of repeated notices of budgetary readjustment" | The plan negotiated in recent weeks with senior officials of the Government of Spain allows to alleviate a problem that has led, in the words of the Ministry, to an accumulated mismatch of 9 million euros since 2015 between income and expenses and which has not been had put a solution so far"We have avoided a safe intervention to the City Council that would have resulted in a rise in taxes, layoffs of personnel and a suppression of the basic services offered to the residents," explained the spokesman for the Popular Group, José Santiago Villa.The popular spokesman has regretted that the PSOE has abstained "in the most important vote of what we have been in the legislature, concerning a transcendental issue for the future of the municipality" and has also lacked "the capacity for self-criticism and its lack of argumentation beyond attacking "The motion requesting the General Directorate of Natural Environment to catalog the Barranco del Gredero as a Natural Monument was approved unanimously by all political groups.The Municipal People's Group brought to plenary a motion in which it asks the central government not to appropriate its resources in the face of the particularly serious situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis that came out ahead with the favorable votes of the PP councilors and C's and the abstention of the PSOEThe Plenum of the Caravaca City Council approved last night, with the favorable votes of PP and C's and the abstention of the PSOE, the plan agreed with the Ministry of Finance to clean up the municipal accounts and balance an endemic problem of the City Council that caused a significant economic imbalance between expenses and income.The plan negotiated in recent weeks with senior officials of the Government of Spain, allows a solution to an endemic problem that has meant, in the words of the Ministry, a cumulative mismatch of 9 million euros since 2015 between income and expenses and to which no solution had been put in place so far, as explained by the spokesman for the Popular Group, José Santiago Villa.
"Not only had no solution been put in place, but the presentation of the budget year in recent years has been omitted, as established by the Law," he added.The popular spokesman has stated that "when we arrived a year ago we said that this government team was coming to face the problems of the Consistory, make decisions and put solutions and here is the proof of it."Villa explained that through dialogue and negotiation with the Ministry of Finance, through the General Secretariat for Autonomous and Local Financing, an agreement has been reached that has allowed the initial demands of the Central Government to be relaxed and to avoid an intervention that would have supposed the suppression of basic services to the citizen, the rise of taxes or even the dismissal of municipal personnel."Thanks to the work carried out in recent weeks, we have reduced the almost 7 million euros that the Ministry was requesting at the beginning of the negotiation to close to 3 million, an acceptable cost containment by the City Council without having to take drastic measures" Villa has argued.José Villa has highlighted the work of both the mayor and the councilor for Finance, and above all the municipal technical staff, "who from the first moment have understood the transcendental importance of this matter for the future of the City Council and have knocked on all doors both regionally as well as nationally to reach a solution that is more beneficial for our city.
It has been a month of intense work that has paid off with a flexible agreement, but which at the same time will allow us to gradually clean up the budget year.
"The popular spokesman has regretted that the PSOE has abstained "in the most important vote of what we have been in the legislature, concerning a transcendental issue for the future of the municipality" and has also lacked "the self-critical capacity of the PSOE and its Lack of argumentation beyond attacking, once again, the PP and the past.
""Personally, I hoped and wished that the agreement reached with the central government be sealed in plenary with the votes in favor of the 21 councilors.
From all the political groups.
From the entire municipal Corporation.
It would have been an unequivocal sign that all the representatives politicians go hand in hand in matters of vital importance, "argued the popular councilor."And it is that, unlike what happened in the previous legislature, when for example the gap of 2 million euros was hidden from us for several months, at all times we have wanted to maintain transparency in this matter.
In recent weeks, The main opposition party was promptly informed, holding up to a total of five meetings with them.
All the progress made in the negotiations with the Ministry has been promptly transferred and they have had access to documentation in real time " , Villa has declared.Unanimously approved the motion of the Barranco del GrederoThe motion defended by the councilor Ana Belén Martínez in which the General Directorate of Natural Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Regional Government is asked to list the Barranco del Gredero as a Natural Monument was approved unanimously by all political groups."We consider that the City Council must have as a priority objective to protect the natural heritage existing in our municipality to ensure its conservation and, therefore, its conservation for future generations of scientists and society in general.
El Barranco del Gredero is one of the most important Places of Geological Interest in Spain for hosting the so-called 'Black Cape', a small strip of ash witnessing the great impact that took place thousands of years ago when a meteorite hit the Earth, causing great biological changes, "he explained.
Councilor Ana Belén Martínez.The City Council asks the central government not to appropriate its resourcesThe Caravaca de la Cruz City Council asks the central government not to appropriate its resources in the face of the particularly serious situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Municipal People's Group brought this matter to plenary session under a motion defended by the councilor Mónica Sánchez, who went ahead with the favorable votes of the PP and C's mayor and the PSOE abstained.The motion includes the proposals of the Governing Board of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) through the document Local Pillars for the Social and Economic Reactivation of the Local Administration, a text for economic reconstruction and the way out of the crisis that the pandemic has brought with it."The extraordinary effort made by local governments has not been reciprocated by the government of Spain," said Mónica Sánchez, who recalled that "the only measure the central government has taken is to allow local entities to spend a small amount of money.
part of the surplus generated in 2019 to meet urgent expenses derived from the implementation of sanitary, social and economic measures.
"The approved motion includes several points, especially the one referring to the relaxation of the Expenditure Rule and the rest of the rules contained in the Organic Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability (LOEPSF) so that they can dispose of 100% of their remaining Treasury to fight against the negative effects of COVID-19."Siendo conocedor de las dificultades por las que atraviesa el Ayuntamiento, nos entristece ver la actitud del PSOE defendiendo que el Estado se apropie de los ahorros de los caravaqueños", ha argumentado Mónica Sánchez, y ha añadido que "una vez más los socialistas antepusieron las directrices de su partido a los intereses generales del municipio, puesto que estos acuerdos deben estar por encima de siglas políticas".
Source: PP Caravaca de la Cruz