| The Cartagena formation presents 83 initiatives compared to only 3 from the rest of the groups | The number of plenary sessions have been cut (at least four must be done per year) and, in many cases, the titles of the initiatives are not being included in their agenda, thus lacking the most basic rules of transparency and the participation After the confinement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the different Neighborhood Boards of Cartagena have resumed their usual activity celebrating their respective ordinary plenary sessions.
It should be noted that in practically all the meetings it is the first ordinary plenary session to be held in 2020 when at least four a year must be held. Most of them have been of an ordinary nature, where the different political formations with representation in said boards can and should formulate their proposals and initiatives through motions, questions and requests addressed to the presidency, MC Cartagena being the formation that has most initiatives high, totaling 83. Specifically, in the plenary session of the Neighborhood Council of Los Dolores MC presented 12 initiatives, in El Albujón 8, Pozo Estrecho 6, La Palma 7, Molinos Marfagones 9, El Algar 8, La Puebla-La Aparecida 9, La Aljorra 10, Perín 9 and, finally, Isla Plana-La Azohía 5. It should be noted that the rest of the political parties only formulated three initiatives aimed at the presidency in the plenary sessions of the Neighborhood Boards in which MC Cartagena has representation. For the mayor of MC, Enrique Pérez Abellán, "this circumstance clearly reflects who works for the neighborhoods and councils of Cartagena and who does not, because despite the complicated situation that we are going through, life also continues its course outside the urban area , where there is a lot to do and a lot to invest ". Irregularities in the Neighborhood Boards Similarly, Pérez Abellán emphasizes that the local government and the presidency of the boards are cutting neighborhood participation, since the voice of citizens cannot be heard if the ordinary plenary sessions established by the regulations are not held.
For the mayor of MC, "the regulation is not being complied with, since at least an ordinary plenary session should be held every quarter.
Well, we are in the third quarter and the plenary deficit is palpable.
And do not blame it on the pandemic , because before the confinement they were not complying either, all with the approval of the local Government, that Castejón and Arroyo maintain ". Therefore, other ordinary plenary sessions should have been held, which means that in this legislature "the possibilities of participation by both the opposition and the neighbors have been reduced, since in this type of plenary session the neighborhood groups and the different Associations can freely ask their questions.
This cuts transparency and participation by reducing the number of plenary sessions.
" In addition, as Pérez Abellán has concluded, "lately it is observed that, on the different agendas of the plenary sessions of the neighborhood councils, the initiatives of the groups are not included, not even with the title of the motions.
This question contravenes any Logical, because in plenary sessions of the meetings it would be necessary to act in the image and likeness of the municipal plenary session.
In order to speak of a motion, it is necessary to know it in advance and know what its content is.
to citizens and fair play by the government.
Source: Grupo municipal MC Cartagena