Approved the loan modification amounting to 19.3 million with the vote against the PP

Approved the loan modification amounting to 19.3 million with the vote against the PP

The plenary session of the City council of Saragossa has approved this Friday a modification of loans in the municipal budget of 2014, by amount of 19.3 million, with the votes in favor of PSOE, CHA and IU and against the PP, that has criticized the work of the controller and has opined that the modification of loans exemplifies “the failure of the economic management of the tripartite and the failure of the legality of this town hall, without anyone raising their voice”.

The plenary session of the City council of Saragossa has approved this Friday a modification of loans in the municipal budget of 2014, by amount of 19.3 million, with the votes in favor of PSOE, CHA and IU and against the PP, that has criticized the work of the controller and has opined that the modification of loans exemplifies “the failure of the economic management of the tripartite and the failure of the legality of this town hall, without anyone raising their voice”.

The modification is financed with available budget appropriations and will serve to supplement items of contracts and services that had proved insufficient. Among them, the funds destined to aid of urgent necessity are complemented with 576,000 euros, until reaching the million euros.

As most relevant, the items destined for social security (832,000 euros), conservation of green areas (3 million), conservation of public lighting (2.7 million), electric power (2 million), public cleaning (3, 7 million) and public transport (3.8 million).

Most of the funds available for this loan modification are financed by reducing the financial burden on loan operations, as a result of the improvement in the conditions for the payment of the Financing Fund for Payment to Suppliers and of loans destined to the amortization of loans, once known the figure of the interests really attended (13 million euros).

Also it has been arranged for the modification of 4.5 million of the loan in favor of Expo Zaragoza Empresarial, once the City Council has initiated the procedure of automatic compensation of tax debts with this public society of the Government of Aragon, and 1.8 million coming from of the planned departure for the sealing of the old landfill, given that the work is still in the process of being awarded.

The councilor of CHA, Carmelo Asensio, has presented the amendments of his group and has insisted on the need to “unblock and remove as soon as possible the call for subsidies to the development of 2014”, given that they have already published “all the calls less that and the commitments of the city council with projects in developing countries deserve a response as immediate as possible. ”

“I am a sensitive counselor”

Deputy Mayor Fernando Gimeno has recognized the special sensitivity of CHA and IU “with social issues”, which also shares the Social Action counselor, Roberto Fernandez, Gimeno said, saying that “as I am a sensitive counselor I have echoed” of your requests to reinforce the heading destined to aid of urgent necessity.

In the case of aid for development cooperation, “the will of the Government is to convene the subsidies, which is the only thing that remains of the social calls at this time”, although the indications of the Ministry of Finance are being complied with and “we have sent to the Community and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “the requests of the consistory” to authorize us to manage and aid development cooperation with grants and agreements.

“That is the commitment we assume and the will of the government is to fulfill those commitments, I hope that we do not have to reach the last day of the year to be resolved, but I will be on top of the ministry and the Executive to achieve it,” he said.

No reports

The councilman of the PP, Jorge Azcon, has criticized the work of the interventor to insist that there are no municipal reports that justify the modification of loans and has ensured that this proposal symbolizes “the failure of tripartite economic management and the failure of legality of this town hall, without anyone raising the voice or anyone has signed a single paper and that is even more serious than the failure in its management.

He has estimated that “the most important part of the loan modification is thanks to the measures of the PP, because what the tripartite takes is to continue infradotando the public services of this city, how long is going to endure that they continue to distort the accounts in this town hall? “, he asked.

Azcón added that the amendments presented by IU to the modification claim that “there is no money left to distribute, so that there is not a vote to buy in the next elections.” This reflects the decisions of the 16 councilors (of PSOE, CHA and IU) “that are guided” not by the general interest, but by their own interests “.

“I trust your work and integrity”

Mayor Juan Alberto Belloch has intervened on this point to affirm that “I share the interventions of the spokespersons of CHA, IU and PSOE” in his defense of the controller, in whom “I trust fully in his work and personal integrity”. The deputy mayor Fernando Gimeno has remarked that Azcón “has screwed up” in his statements.

IU spokesman, José Manuel Alonso, has warned the PP councilor that they are “intolerable” their accusations that IU bought votes with their amendments and asked the deputy mayor, Fernando Gimeno, “what has changed from January to September to wait that the Government of Aragon “modify its position and allow the publication of aid for development cooperation.

The councilman of CHA, Carmelo Asensio, has agreed that Azcón “has gone from braking” and lamented his criticism to the Comptroller General, noting that the PP has shown its “inability to know how to make amendments to the loan modification.” He has recommended that he “be more careful” and advised him to rectify his words.

In this same sense, the spokesman of CHA, Juan Martin, has branded of “intolerable” the words of the councilman of the PP and has indicated that although CHA disagrees with some reports of Intervention, “it does not share nor a single one of the qualifiers that has dedicated to the controller Jorge Azcón “.