Following the celebration of the extraordinary Plenary held on August 29, 2019 at the City Council of Totana, the PSOE wants to inform the residents of our town of the following facts:
At the beginning of August, at the request of the councilors of the PP, Citizens, Vox, and Now Totana, an extraordinary plenary session is called to resolve the issue of salaries and salaries of councilors and grants to political groups.
This issue, by law, can only be presented exclusively by the Mayor by means of a mayor's motion, leaving the rest of the political groups as the only possibility of presenting the amendments they deem appropriate.
Said motion on salaries had already been presented twice by the Mayor in the previous two plenary sessions and withdrawn by him when he did not reach consensus so that his councilors will charge 29,000 euros per year.
For the third time, forced by the right's request to convene an extraordinary plenary session, the Mayor again presents the same mayor's motion on compensation, which and to the surprise of those present, is withdrawn by the same mayor, without be debated or voted and with the surprising complicity of PP, Vox and Citizens, who decide again to postpone the motion of salaries for another month and create a "work table" to reach a possible agreement.
The conclusions that the PSOE draws from this relationship of events is:
Win Totana - IU despite having the mayor's office is absolutely unable to govern and carry out any issue of some importance due to their lack of sincere dialogue with other political groups and their efforts to govern alone trying to manipulate the other councilors.
The PP before the first draft issue that arises in the plenary, is presented with a changing criterion and with its divided ranks starting to defend a proposal radically opposed to the IU Win Totana, going through forcing an extraordinary plenary session and ending up voting in favor the postponement of the only point of the day they had asked to discuss.
Vox and Ciudadanos follow the steps of the PP and vote in favor of the postponement (for the third time) of the issue that they themselves have proposed.
Therefore the socialist municipal group is ratified in its position, the same since the beginning of this debate, considering that it is the most coherent and fair with the real situation of the municipality.
This is none other than to assign the released councilors Earn Totana - IU a salary equal to what the PSOE councilors received in the previous legislature plus the increase in the CPI.
That is, â‚¬ 18,500 gross per year and not the exorbitant annual sum of â‚¬ 29,000, just as Win Totana - IU intends in an exercise of blind irresponsibility to its neighbors.
In view of the postponement of this issue to a full room in September, the PSOE of Totana considers that, in addition to a lack of seriousness and respect, the Mayor's inability to reach agreements with the rest is a very serious problem for the municipality of the groups, especially with those with whom it shares the same ideological strip, preferring to turn to the right when making important decisions.
From the Socialist Association of Totana, express with urgency the need to unblock the City Council by mr.
Mayor and to move on to the issues that truly affect Totana's neighbors and we urge the Mayor and the rest of the political groups to proceed in this way, without further postponements on their part, opening a space for a sincere dialogue and leaving side, once and for all, your personal interests.
Source: PSOE Totana