The spokesman for the Popular Party in the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FVMP), Carlos Mazón, has asked to enable in the Generalitat’s Budgets for 2021 a “sufficient” nominative budget item that helps all municipalities to alleviate the “enormous expenses extraordinary that the municipalities are having to be able to comply with the sanitary protocols established by the authorities “.
In this regard, he recalled that the ‘Alcem-nos’ agreement contemplated 303 proposals that “need an economic reflection” in the Budgets and a “clear response” by public managers. “For this, it is essential that these aids are enabled so that the co-governance of which so much is talked about becomes real, because if they were not enabled, it would be understood as a abandonment of functions by the Generalitat”, said Mazón
As he explained, this global crisis “is forcing all municipalities to continue, if not to reinforce, extraordinary cleaning, disinfection, maintenance, assistance and prevention measures in a situation that threatens to extend for many more months and whose consequences will last for years” .
In this line, he has maintained that Valencian municipalities “have been an example of effort and fight” against the pandemic and in order to comply with the sanitary protocols of cleaning, disinfection and prevention that the health and government authorities have established as mandatory, they are allocating a “enormous amount of public resources, efforts and economic allocation that have already exceeded the expenditure forecasts in their budgets.”
The president of the Alicante Provincial Council has also specified that the municipalities are assuming powers such as parks, public roads, sports facilities, libraries, cultural centers, social centers, town hall buildings, and inappropriate as centers for the elderly, residences for the elderly and the elderly. minors, ambulatory and auxiliary medical centers, educational and training centers, among others.
In this context, he pointed out that “although we do not know the scope and consequences of the second wave of covid that we are suffering, no one is aware that it will exacerbate the terrible health, social and economic situation that we are suffering in the Valencian Community.”
In this sense, he explained that although the municipalities have been able to increase the expenses destined to alleviate the effects of this pandemic with its remnants, “the expenses are going to involve much more than this extraordinary resource” so that “those councils that do not have them , they will be even more in need of this aid. ”
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