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The mayor announced the launch of an emergency plan with a dozen measures to address the economic crisis (05/09/2008)

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, accompanied by the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the government team, José Antonio Valverde Queen and Josefa María Sánchez Méndez, has announced ten measures to be implemented in this political year through a plan shock to tackle the economic crisis is affecting the economic and productive sectors of the locality.

This set of measures and projects have been announced at a breakfast briefing with different media to mark the start of the political.

One of the measures to be put in place, will be signing agreements with companies of builders of the town to avail themselves of the possible change of the free rental housing subsidized housing (VPO) and the creation of housing projects youth specific, and announced the launch of 400 units of subsidized housing, to be built soon in the various neighborhoods and districts of the town.

In the same vein, we will proceed to the signing of an agreement with the Builders Association of Lower Guadalentín (AEMC) to promote and create an information network of the housing stock, with unified pricing criteria, which are available, especially young people and areas at risk of social exclusion.

Another measure that will materialize in the near future will be signing an agreement with the Union of Worker Cooperatives in the Region of Murcia (UCOMUR) for the implementation of information center, counseling and training, Totana, which provide services to the entire region of Guadalentín.

On another issues, and to alleviate unemployment in the town that primarily affects young people, women and disabled people, announced the implementation of aid to encourage companies to make training contracts with the grant of 30 percent of minimum wage inter with the hiring of one year.

If such contracts prolong indefinitely the Consistory subsidize the amount of 2,000 euros sunk to these companies.

In this way, the City will finance the implementation of this measure with the amount of 500,000 euros, which will redound to the benefit of a hundred people.

Also be funded with 50 percent of young entrepreneurs in the whole process of necessary administrative procedures (the granting of 50% of the tax paid by the tax facilities, construction, and 50% of tax liability by administrative activity license to open stores) to encourage the establishment of new businesses in the municipality and diversify the local economy, continue to subsidize the IBI rustic local farmers.

The Mayor of Totana, who said that the implementation of this set of measures, with which he has been working all summer in the hands of the various council members of the government team, requires the joint efforts of all the municipal corporation, announced also launched during this political year of the First Industrial Revitalization Plan of the municipality, to be managed by the municipal corporation for the Promotion of Industrial Land and Housing Totana, SA, PROINVITOSA.

This plan includes the imminent award of twelve modular spacecraft, the launch of the Business Incubator, which will be operated by the Association of Young Entrepreneurs in the Region of Murcia (AJE), and making available other than 350,000 square meters of land industrial.

In order to stimulate, promote and generate other sources of employment, will be launched during this political year Tourism Promotion Plan and by the end of this year, will proceed to the final approval of the General Plan, projects that will unlock business and generate, in turn, wealth and employment.

Finally, the mayor announced an investment of 20 million euros in public works, that will be tender and most will be implemented by local companies to help mitigate the effects of economic crisis in the city in sectors such as building and help create jobs.

Martínez Andreo battery broke down public works plans to attack the government team in this political year and highlighted including the charter schools of the scale, the Medical Center South Totana, the Civil Guard barracks, the stadium football, Farmer's House, the refurbishment of the pool deck, the new entrance to town via the roundabout on Avenida Juan Carlos I, and the remodeling of the Plaza de la Balsa Vieja and the remodeling of the sides and interior of the Rambla de la Santa for solving the problem of traffic and parking.

Among this series of public works projects is also studying the performance of housing unit next to the school, the Youth Resource Center, library and study room, the 150 houses in El Cabecico, the study of Alternative West and stormwater collection and Tyrol Olympic neighborhoods Camilleri, adequacy of social centers and remodeling of the neighborhoods of San Roque and San Jose, the study of a new exhibition center and the launch of Hotel Associations.

The Mayor reported that salaries of senior fall by ten percent to curb municipal spending and has reduced by 1.5 million current expenditure last year

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, has announced that the salaries of senior consistory will be reduced by ten percent to curb municipal spending (including the salary of the mayor and councilors released.)

In addition, Martínez Andreo has indicated that during 2007/2008 the current spending policy of the Consistory recorded a fall of 1.5 million euros.

City Councilman has set the new goals of his government team at the start of the political year 2008/2009 which will direct the municipal action lines.

The mayor has supported the reduction of expenses of the Town Council not to affect the economy of the municipality.

Therefore, the salaries of senior staff will drop by ten percent, because "we all have to tighten our belts," said the mayor.

Martínez Andreo an analysis of what the city has made to the Finance Plan that was approved a month of starting the legislature, where, according to the mayor "no municipality in the region had planned to carry out economic measures for containment address the crisis. "

The mayor, based on the status of budget execution in July 2007 to July 2008, said in a breakfast meeting with the media that the Consistory has gotten ahead of the recession process before it all began .

The mayor said that with this plan current expenditures of the City Council has already been reduced in one and half million euros, compared to fiscal year 2007.

Also, the mayor announced that the budget has registered a drop of five million euros.

The government team has also made during the 2007/2008 financial year personnel costs fall by more than 700,000 euros, which corresponded to the reduction of staff overtime, said the mayor.

In this sense, the mayor announced that this new political course is to reduce current expenditure and the City staff by more than 35 percent, which will be achieved by further adjust the 2009 budget.

These are some of the measures already implemented will reduce the impact of the crisis in the municipality.

As indicated by Martínez Andreo, the Autonomous Region remains committed to investment in this county, because during the past year increased by 20 percent the subsidies received by the body.

The mayor has recognized that there are approximately 50 million euros of debt in the Consistory, of which only 3.6 million is a long-term debt.

After analyzing the economic situation found the coffers of the City, Martínez Andreo pointed out the need for further measures to ease the national economic crisis also affected the municipality.

City Councilman explained that revenues have fallen in Consistory, especially under the building permits (currently 250,000 euros), but that investment has not fallen, since by the time you have posted 14 million euros ( when in the year 2007 were 16 million).

The mayor explained that continues to promote local consensus among political groups.

The best way to work for the neighbors is the collaboration between all political representatives through a good working environment.

That is the basis of good management, said the mayor.

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