• The vice president of the FEMP, José María García Urbano, affirms that “it is no excuse for the Executive to be in office”

The vice president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) and Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, said at the conclusion of the Government Board of the FEMP that the Popular Party will work, in the 2019-2023 term It has started today, with the aim of complying with the municipal demands. In this sense, he pointed out that the Popular Group (GPP) in the institution will work “from unity and consensus, which are the criteria and principles that govern this Federation”.

Together with the spokesman of the GPP at the FEMP and mayor of Zaragoza, Jorge Azcón, and the deputy spokeswoman and mayor of Santander, Gema Igual, García Urbano has emphasized that “the PP will work with all intensity and we will remember that The main problems of the municipalities, which are financing, have been dragging on for many years. ”

For this reason, the vice president of the FEMP has stressed that “we are going to transfer to the Government that it is already well with promises, that it is already good to leave for another year issues that must already be resolved”; At the same time it has influenced the fact that the Government is in office "no longer serves as an excuse, because unfortunately we have been in this situation for a long time."

García Urbano has clarified that from the Federation, "the PP will require commitments and specific dates in relation to issues related to financing."

At this point, it has referred to the flexibility of the ceiling and the spending rule, the need to reinvest the surplus and the expansion of the matters in which financially sustainable investments can be made, among others. However, he has clarified that there are other issues "that do not affect the functioning of municipal institutions so much as they do directly to citizens, and these concern us even more."

"We are going to demand that it be clarified from what will happen with the capital gains tax that, in the case of transfer of real estate, has a completely confiscatory and unfair effect for citizens," said the vice president of the FEMP. Therefore, he states that this is a situation that, by common sense, must already be regulated, standardized and clarified. ”


On the other hand, in the meeting of the Government Board of the FEMP that has taken place today, the appointment of the mayor of Córdoba, José María Bellido, has been approved as vice president of the Commission of Local Haciendas that, from now on, passes to also integrate as a born member of the Governing Board.

Likewise, Jorge Azcón, mayor of Zaragoza, Gema Igual Ortiz, mayor of Santader, and Susana Pérez Quislant, mayor of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), have been appointed as members of the Special Accounts and Contracting Commission of the FEMP .

It has also proceeded to appoint the members who will represent the PP in the Plenary Session of the National Local Administration Commission (CNAL) which are: José María García Urbano, Mayor of Estepona; Jorge Azcón, mayor of Zaragoza; Gema Igual, mayor of Santander; José María Bellido, mayor of Córdoba; Javier Aureliano García, president of the Diputación de Almería: and Ignacio Vázquez Casavilla, mayor of Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), all of whom hold this body. And, as substitutes, Luis Barcala, mayor of Alicante, has been appointed; Angeles Armisen, president of the Delegation of Palencia; Emma Buj, mayor of Teruel; José Francisco Ballesta, mayor of Murcia; José Manuel Baltar, president of the Diputación de Ourense; and Susana Pérez Quislant, mayor of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid).

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