12-29-2020 | Cs
The Deputy Mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, affirms that hospitality is not a risk factor ”and demands that the government“ approve direct aid for the sector ”
"The hoteliers and restaurateurs cannot stand any more last minute changes or more neglect by the Government." This is how the head of the opposition in Catalonia and Citizens (Cs) candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Carlos Carrizosa, has expressed himself after meeting, together with the Deputy Mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, and the president of the municipal group de Cs in the Barcelona city council, Luz Guilarte, with representatives of the Barcelona Restaurant and Hotel unions.
Carrizosa has warned that "the Barcelona city council is a catastrophic trial of the tripartite" that Esquerra, PSC and Comuns in Catalonia intend to launch and has recalled that in Barcelona the three formations have approved a budget that "is harmful to the interests of the whole from the people of Barcelona ”. In this sense, the Citizen leader has argued that "Barcelona is the perfect storm of the crisis" due to how he has detailed "an inoperative Government of the Generalitat and a City Council that does not respect the commercial fabric of the city." In contrast to the current situation in Barcelona, Carrizosa has highlighted the good functioning of the government of Madrid since, as he has specified, "while in Barcelona they are turning their backs on merchants and freelancers, in Madrid taxes have been lowered." For Carrizosa, Madrid is the clear example that "there is another way of treating the productive sectors" and he recalled that "while Madrid attracts new companies, Barcelona loses them".
On the other hand, Carlos Carrizosa has announced that if Ciudadanos governs in Catalonia, “a law against squatting will be promoted that facilitates the judicial claim of owners and communities of owners” and, as he has argued, “owners must be protected from the injustice of seeing their homes squatted "
For her part, the Deputy Mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, has vindicated the work that the Madrid government is carrying out to help key sectors of the Madrid economy and has regretted that the same is not happening in Barcelona. "When they tell merchants, restaurateurs and hoteliers in Barcelona that it is not possible to lower taxes, they have the example of Madrid where we have lowered taxes," Villacís stressed, also affirming that "liberal policies work and Madrid is the best example ”. Finally, the Vice Mayor has defended the restaurateurs stating that "The hotel industry is not a risk factor" and has also demanded the government of Sánchez and Iglesias "to approve direct aid for the sector."
Finally, the president of Ciudadanos in the Barcelona city council, Luz Guilarte, stressed that "Barcelona is a testing ground for the tripartite that they want to carry out in Catalonia Esquerra, Socialistas y Comunes" and has warned that this agreement has only entailed for the Ciudad Condal “more taxes and more impoverishment”. For the mayor, "Catalonia needs an effective government and not a testing ground" and has stressed that "things can be done much better as is the case in Madrid." "The best way to help citizens is by lowering taxes," Luz Guilarte has sentenced.