The difficult economic situation of the City, according to the spokesman of the government team, has led to decisions that are not pleasant, but they are required to take "this ship" the abyss
The Government team spokesman, David Amoros, announced during the press conference of the start of the political season, that all measures taken so far have achieved a reduction of 4 million over fiscal year and past will continue to work to achieve savings is spending seven million euros.
The mayor has said that the only way to get this down is the "belt tightening internal measures in order not to raise council tax because, as he understood the local government can not undermine the economies with family a new tax increase. "
All actions have been complied represent a drop of the municipal budget in five years 60 percent, from 43 million (in 2007) to 21 (in 2012).
In this regard, Amoros stressed that current cost containment is key to exit this very complicated situation that has lived, so now we must continue to lead the austerity policies to maintain services, continue to support families needy, and perform actions that create jobs in the locality.
The pillars on which sits the policy of the current government team are based on the achievement of the final General Plan, administrative reorganization and the plan fulfilled and paying suppliers.
Regarding the General Plan, the Government team spokesman explained that with support, both legal and technical regional government is getting very important step in achieving final approval of the General Plan, "a very important for the town, since reactivate and invigorate the local economy. "
In this regard, he recalled that since the town finally approved and have been granted in a year, more than 800 building permits major and minor.
Amoros said that administrative reorganization is necessary for the City Council out of the difficult economic and financial situation in which it is located.
With this reorganization, according to the mayor, "we must lay the foundation for long-term operation of the City to be austere (internally) while continuing to provide basic and essential services to citizens while maintaining the quality and excellence of the same".
This new management the basis of three pillars: domestic austerity, reorganization of services, and administrative flexibility for citizens.
In terms of domestic austerity, the spokesman pointed out that thanks to the financial economic study was shown in detail the actual situation of the City, this being a very important starting point, there was not a single bill in the drawer.
So he pointed perfectly known what services are deficient and where you can save, "number one mission to fulfill this government team".
Amoros has indicated that they have been a series of measures, within this block, which have achieved savings of four million euros, starting with the drastic drop in the resources allocated to salaries of councilors, mayor, and the cancellation of the protocol expenses, representation, diets, etc, which have added to annual savings of 450,000 euros municipal coffers.
This measures have added many more as telephony, fuel, closing units, energy savings, etc..
With regard to personnel actions have been explained that the hardest to take, as we currently have 14 places amortized interim officers, which will add to the collective dismissal in which you are working.
Reorganization of services
Amoros has said that no services will be closed, but will make work more efficient in order to save costs, so "it's getting a detailed work activity to reorganize the services according to the needs and efficiency, because we want to optimize resources, not cut them. "
Regarding this issue has put forward some of the negotiations that have taken place and have generated savings for municipal coffers accounting and management Municipal Ambulance Service, which cost us 130,000 euros per year and now with the absorption Civil Protection part costs 9,000 euros, representing a saving of 121,000 euros
"Hard, difficult and complicated"
However, the spokesman pointed out that the past year has been "hard, difficult and complicated."
It has worked, and continues to work in laying the foundations of the new administrative management closer to the citizen, with less red tape and become the true reason for the Administration, an assistant for the citizen and not an obstacle to it, as pointed Amoros.
It has also indicated that in this situation, "we are all correspondents, so it is time to look to the present and the future in the hands of all stakeholders of the municipality."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana