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Lopez, after two years at the Mayor's Office, says he was a "great honor" and reiterates his "commitment" to continue with the project started in 2015. José López welcomes the achievements and states that during the next two y (19/06/2017)

This morning a special session of the Plenum of the Municipal Corporation took place in the Plenary Hall of the City Council of Cartagena for the taking of knowledge by the same of the resignation presented by the mayor, José López (MC), in compliance Of the government agreement reached in June 2015 by MC and PSOE, with the support of CTSSP.

José López has begun by pointing out that he fulfills his "word, the only one I have, that I maintain today and always. I do it to continue a work centered on public service, and so it will continue to be."

López, who will assume the responsibilities of first lieutenant of mayor and councilor of the area of ​​Sustainable Development, has meant "the great honor that has been assumed to hold the position of mayor of Cartagena, from which I have the tranquility and the Certainty of having served with loyalty and honesty for my municipality and its inhabitants, acting with the rigor and responsibility that we must demand of all public servants, thanking all the officials who have served under my mandate to the citizens of Cartagena, their dedication And loyalty to this administration and reiterating my commitment to continue this work, at least until 2019. "

Following the words of José López, the Secretary General of the Plenary has read a legal report on the consequences of resignation, the taking of knowledge and the beginning of the procedure for the election of the new mayor.

The Extraordinary Plenary ended by keeping a minute of silence for the tragic weekend with the death of five people who were located in a boat a few miles off the coast of Cartagena;

The dead in Portugal, Mali and London, hoping that "each one of our responsibilities contribute to end terror and insolidarity.

Point and followed to a new form of doing in the Government of Cartagena

With the materialization of the change in the Mayor's Office of the City of Cartagena, whose first step has crystallized this morning with the resignation of the mayor, he points and followed a work led by José López throughout two intense and fruitful years that have marked The way forward for the current Government team.

Thus, López, from his responsibilities in the Mayor's office acquired in June 2015, institutionalized a change of course to strengthen a City Hall open to neighbors, institutions and agencies.

The doors of the Consistory, formerly almost walled, were opened to shorten the distance created between citizen and public representatives, implementing a way to be handled in the political scene through participation, transparency, care for people and the prioritization of Issues that mark their day to day.

Thus, thanks to a total rupture with vices and inherited situations, Cartagena has received a breath of fresh air, adding important achievements to an efficient and neat management.

Obvious and incontestable achievements such as the reduction of more than 30% of the overall debt of the City Council in just twenty-four months.

Compatible with a notable reduction in the fiscal pressure on the neighbors, with a generalized reduction of taxes, prices and rates.

Municipal investment of 15 million euros during 2017

These economic achievements have led the Consistory to a new scenario that allows it to face, over the coming months, the most ambitious and participative Investment Plan in the history of the municipality of Cartagena, quantified in fifteen million euros, more than double Of the budget by the previous corporation in 2015 (7.7 million euros).

The fruits of a line of action based on the optimization of resources, transparency and technical rigor, are reflected in a plan of action that focuses, as a priority, on the neighborhoods and councils.

Therefore, 2017 is presented as the definitive year of consolidation and investment enhancement, through dozens of actions of great depth and scope.

A plan configured, in addition, according to the real needs of the neighbors, confirming the intention to strengthen a municipality for the people.

Government Procurement

As remarkable is what has been achieved in one of the most minefields over two decades, public procurement processes, a work that has been valued by entities such as the Spanish federation of municipalities and provinces, who have valued transparency, participation and dissemination By the Government of Cartagena as an example to follow for the rest of municipalities.

A sustained management in strategic points such as respect for the history, traditions and idiosyncrasy of Cartagena, bringing to the present time a policy of self-knowledge that should be an important pillar on which to build future.

The wealth of our municipality so advises.

Town Hall and UPCT, finally, hand in hand

Another of the most noteworthy aspects during this half of the term refers to the close collaboration that the Consistory and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) have maintained.

When arriving at the Mayor's Office, José López proposed as a priority objective to end with the distance between institutions, caused by the incomprehensible decision of previous rulers to govern the destinies of the city without taking into consideration the opinion and participation of the educational institution, With its reliable technical criteria, would have to participate in the construction of the Cartagena of the future.

This new conjuncture has crystallized in a continuous and fluid interaction, materialized in diverse avenues of action, as the implantation of the Chair 'Municipal Infrastructures City Council of Cartagena UPCT', which has allowed the Consistory to have a direct consultancy that marks the course and Contributes decisively.

Thus, the collaboration between the UPCT and the City Council has allowed the development of research, innovation and transfer of technology applied to the optimization of municipal services, giving the Cartagena university the leading role it deserves for the talent it welcomes in its structure .

Working together with the municipalities of the Comarca and Mesa of the province

The impulse to a close and fluid relations with the municipalities that form the Natural District of the Field of Cartagena has been a constant during the two years of legislature with Jose López like mayor of Cartagena.

A new stage based on solidarity between neighboring municipalities in the search for the common good.

In this line, the conclusions of the report on the creation of the Comarca del Campo of Cartagena carried out by the University of Murcia reveal that this line of work allows an optimization of resources and effective savings in public coffers.

Similarly, the commitment of José López and MC has made it possible to establish, from the City of Cartagena, the Bureau that studies the viability of the province of Cartagena, with the participation of neighborhood groups, neighborhood representatives and the Platform '2es +'.

The restitution of the province of Cartagena would imply an enormous advance in the optimization of public resources for the entire Autonomous Community, in addition to an increase of the specific weight of the Region in the whole of the State, this claim being a citizen demand supported by economic, Legal, social and historical.

Source: MC

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