The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, and the secretary general of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration of the Autonomous Community, Juan Antonio Morales Rodríguez, have planned the Investment Plan of the Autonomous Region for the next financial year 2009, after needs demanded by the mayor totanero.
During the meeting, Martínez Andreo has raised the priority actions for the town in this area during fiscal year 2009 and submitted the measures taken to address the economic crisis and the implementation of the Financial and Economic Plan of Totana.
On the one hand, the mayor was informed of the implementation of several immediate steps such as lowering the salaries of senior management as well as that of the council by 10%, finding funding formulas to inject extra resources to the municipal treasury for not increasing the tax burden and continue the process of outsourcing services deficit while maintaining a municipal control over them, such as the Nursing Home, the pool deck and landscaping services.
On the other hand, Martínez Andreo has reported in detail the Finance Plan devised for 2007-20011 legislature as an example of austerity, efficiency and planning "for the remediation of municipal accounts, analyzing the causes and consequences of the implementation of This Plan, which according to the mayor said "anticipated the economic situation and the economic crisis that is affecting the country."
This Plan aims to effectively achieve economic stability totanero City Council and a significant reduction of current expenditure and even Logar surplus situation in the future.
The mayor, based on the status of budget execution in July 2007 to July 2008, explained that the Hall has managed to anticipate the process of economic recession 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 Council staff in more than 35 percent will be achieved with further adjust the 2009 budget.
These are some of the measures already implemented will reduce the impact of the crisis in the municipality.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana