VOX has presented a motion in all the municipalities where it has representation (Almería, Huércal de Almería, Níjar, Turrillas, Roquetas de Mar, Vícar, El Ejido and Adra) in which the suspension of the budgetary execution of any aid or subsidy to unions, business organizations, foundations, associations or private entities in which the project, activity, program or action is not directly aimed at helping those affected by the coronavirus is requested or job creation, to dedicate these budget lines to alleviate the health and economic consequences of Covid-19.
In addition, they request that it be authorized that, exceptionally and for the duration of the declaration of the state of alarm, political groups can, without prejudice to employment, allocate in whole or in part the financial envelope legally established in their favor to fight the coronavirus.
Spain is going through a crisis unprecedented in recent history, which has claimed thousands of lives and keeps all Spanish families confined at home and companies closed and unable to move forward with their businesses. This health crisis is leading to an economic drama for much of the Spanish. Economic paralysis stemming from government-imposed measures is decimating household income and increasing unemployment figures. Consequently, in addition to the great challenge of overcoming the coronavirus health problem, all economic indicators warn of the economic crisis that is coming and that will hit the Spanish, in many cases, as hard as the virus itself. In this context, the duty of public administrations is to devote all their efforts and available resources to face the greatest health and economic crisis that Spain has faced in this century, adopting urgent measures to reallocate public funds to the urgent needs of this national emergency.
Article 73.3 of Law 7/1985, of April 2, regulating the Bases of the Local Regime, establishes in its second paragraph the following: “The Plenum of the corporation, charged to its annual Budgets, may assign political groups an economic endowment that must have a fixed component, identical for all groups and another variable, depending on the number of members of each one, within the limits that, where appropriate, are established with character general in the General State Budget Laws and without being used for the payment of personal remuneration of any kind at the service of the corporation or the acquisition of assets that may constitute fixed assets of a patrimonial nature. ”
At a time when there is a need to guarantee the life, liberty and employment of all Spaniards, municipal corporations must use all the means at their disposal to achieve this goal. and, among them, use, by virtue of the aforementioned law, the material assets available to guarantee the interests of all.