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MC Cartagena presents its budget for 2018, finished and rigorous, a document to serve all the inhabitants of the municipality (03/05/2018)

This morning, the MC Cartagena municipal group has appeared before the media to inform the positioning of the Cartagena training against the blockade of municipal accounts that has led to the inability of the Socialist government to finalize the General Budget of 2018.

The meeting took place in the press room of the Town Hall and was attended by the spokesperson and MC's deputy speaker at the Town Hall;

José López and Isabel García, respectively.

López has contextualized a situation, which has its origin in the breach of the legislature pact and that has revealed the socialist will to emulate the PP, "throwing itself into the arms of the concessionaires", which has served to "keep Hidrogea happy, Lhicarsa and others, but in the face of municipal management, the result has been disastrous, and four months later, the situation is one of collapse. "

Then, the Cartagena leader recalled that the consensus led to the approval of the 2016 and 2017 budgets, having an "absolute majority (14 votes) in the municipal plenary session in December 2015 and January 2017."

A minority government that forces to maintain a negotiating capacity in the search for agreements and assignments.

2016 and 2017, rigor and dialogue for consensus budgets

At this point, he recalled that in the months of December and January of the first two years of the legislature, "Isabel García had already made the budget with the municipal technicians, negotiated with the PSOE (saving her claim to claim to manage more money, not more areas or more work.) Also, had included CTSSP amendments one year and C's another, and had all the favorable reports and approval of the accounts of the autonomous agencies had been taken to the Plenary, where they were approved.

For all this, José López stressed that "it is not a heroism or an impossible to approve a budget in a minority." It requires, yes, work, responsibility, waist and know that the main thing is that the budget meets the needs of Cartagena and not those of the party or politician of turn, as now happens ".

Finished budget

The MC spokesman added that "as we have been doing since January, we offer a finished budget to meet citizens in 2018, which includes all the works and projects started, as well as those of the ISA Plan, the participations of 2016 and 2017 and dozens of new, necessary and viable proposals ".

Lopez has given way to Isabel García, not without first adding that "society demands politicians to offer solutions, and for that, MC exists to offer our work and its result, to govern Cartagena also from the opposition."

Subsequently, the Deputy Speaker of the Cartagena training team took the floor to explain the proposal on the destination of the 2017 surplus and the 2018 budget, for which eight months remain.

Before, José López concluded by stating that, if we accept this assumption, "we offer our five votes, which, added to the nine that PSOE and C's have agreed, will serve to unblock this situation, if that is the Government's wish, of course".

MC, initiatives to improve the quality of life of the neighbors and optimize the management

The deputy spokesperson of MC in the City Council, Isabel Garcia, and responsible for the Department of Finance until the breach of the government pact, has begun his speech by saying that "we handle a budget finished and finished in which, with some 'strokes', something more than six million euros on almost two hundred, we converted a defective, clientelist budget, to the purest Susana Diaz style, arbitrary and with an exclusively electoralist intention, in an instrument to improve the quality of life of Cartagena, optimize the management, and to serve from the present to the development and the future of the municipality ".

It has set "two issues on which an agreement must be reached, closely related, and necessary for the municipality, the destination of the 2017 surplus and the municipal budget of 2018."

Garcia has stressed that "we start from the logical basis that no project underway or approved by citizens should remain in the pipeline, nor commitments acquired and can be executed this year."

Settling this base, Garcia has gone on to detail the projects and their amount, proposed for the application of the surplus, added to a part of those that already appear in the information disseminated by PSOE and C's.




Reform of the Plaza de Alicante

550,000 euros

Repaving the pavement and parking of Alameda San Antón

380,000 euros

Adaptation of the Vía Verde (Barrio Peral)

300,000 euros (completing the budget by the government, which figures in another 200,000 euros)

Termination of the storm tank of La Aljorra

120,000 euros

Completion of the football field 5 of La Aljorra plus lighting in the installation

150,000 euros


1,500,000 euros

In addition to these projects, MC advocates to support others, contemplated in the budget project agreed by PSOE and C's, until completing the amount allocated to the surplus.

Pool cover of La Aljorra

Improvement of the network of bike lanes

Improvement plan for public transport canopies

Soccer field of La Palma

In relation to the budget, Isabel Garcia has stated that "it must be done through amendments, because the mayor has not complied with the plenary mandate of drawing up a budget agreed with the opposition groups." Our amendments have been prepared to meet all the investments, chosen by the neighbors in the participatory budgets ".



Santa Ana office, Playa Honda and La Azohía

350,000 euros

To improve the environment of the Amphitheater (pending the outcome of the Master Plan)

200,000 euros

Plaza del Lago + San Diego street reform

400,000 euros

Peninsular building completion + Contentpolis

360,000 euros

Reforma Gisbert street + reform of the cover of the building of the Graduadas

300,000 euros

Recovery of green areas

250,000 euros

Conservation and maintenance of road markings and traffic lights

300,000 euros

Maintenance and replacement urban furniture (children's games)

250,000 euros

Adaptation of the Torreciega bridge

150,000 euros

Start-up of the Sports Palace (in municipal competition)

250,000 euros

Taxi sector plan

15,000 euros

Youth Grant Symphony Orchestra of Cartagena

15,000 euros

Symphony Orchestra Grant

50,000 euros

UPCT Racing Team Grant

6,000 euros

Project for decontamination El Hondón (in municipal responsibility)

75,000 euros

Master Plan for the Cathedral

20,000 euros

Master Plan for coastal areas and campaigns to attract tourists

100,000 euros

Study on water quality

200,000 euros

Trade Plan

120,000 euros

Employment Plan

120,000 euros

Comprehensive plan in neighborhoods (impulse of a social urbanism, in collaboration with the UPCT, following the lines marked by the MAPS project)

200,000 euros

Neighborhood plan (complementing the one that finances investments for asphalting and lighting)

1,000,000 euros


4,731,000 euros

Garcia added that, to these initiatives, "we must unite our intention to influence, by way of proposals, in the optimization of the services provided by the concessionaires and in the direction of municipal policy, so abandoned by the complacency of the mayoress".

"We are referring to the expenses that correspond to the City Council, not the ones that the concessionaire has to assume, although we do not know the agreement that the mayor has reached with them, nor how much they will be forgiven."

MC, ready to open doors.

Work and responsibility to favor the neighbors

After the intervention of Isabel García, the MC spokesman, José López, added that, as has been stated, "here is our offer, citizens already know that MC does not block." It opens doors, it does not discuss unspecified parties. He puts black on white his demands, which are those of the Cartagena and, above all, we do not enter the game of licking the wounds or block the municipality to get shine.

Of course, he clarified that "we did not agree to lose, as Padín Rivera did when he supported the investiture of Pedro Sánchez, we do not propose impossible, as CTSSP, nor do we fall into the lack of definition of the PP that does not propose a single project. , as it is his specialty, that of salaries, charges and others ".

Given this, MC offers "a serious, rigorous and nominative proposal." The PSOE (and its partner C's) already know what we propose to approve their proposals, now it is necessary to demonstrate that they want a budget and improve Cartagena. If the proposal is accepted and implemented, Cartagena will improve and with that we will feel more than satisfied. "

However, Lopez has said that "we do not ask to sign an agreement with the PSOE, because we already have several of them and it is not necessary to tell them what the signature of Ana Belén Castejón is for all the socialists in and for Cartagena."

"Therefore, if our proposal is accepted, we will deliver our five votes, both proposals at the same time and even the first surplus, if we are informed of the acceptance of the two," he argued.

Subsequently, he added that "the consideration we request is simple, either the signature of each amendment with the representative or representatives of the social or neighborhood groups affected, or alternatively, the referral of a letter from City Hall the day before the votes to these representatives, informing them that their project or initiative will be launched ".

"This is the position of MC, Accompanied, as always, of work and responsibility." Given the offer and known the proposals, if there is no budget with fourteen votes, it will be because we are before trileros or professional politicians, or both. general is the least for them ", has ended.

Source: Grupo municipal MC Cartagena

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