- He asserts that "In this context, the duty of the 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 ”
- Regrets that the format of the telematic plenary sessions "prevents us from being allowed to contribute ideas and proposals that help us better face this very serious crisis"
Seville, April 16, 2020. The spokesperson for the Municipal VOX Group at the Seville City Council, Cristina Peláez, has proposed in the municipal plenary session held this Thursday, the suspension of the budgetary execution of any aid or subsidy to unions, business organizations, foundations, associations, or any private entities in which the project, activity, program or action does not have as its direct objective the aid to those affected by the Coronavirus or the creation of employment, transferring the budget items to the purposes of fighting the coronavirus and its economic consequences"
Peláez has also proposed that the City Council also authorize that, exceptionally and for the duration of the declaration of the state of alarm, political groups can, without prejudice to employment, allocate in full or in part the financial provision legally established in their favor to any associations affected by the coronavirus or social projects to help those affected by it. "
In this regard, the municipal spokesperson for VOX in Seville has pointed out that this is a motion “the result of our responsible opposition, which does not look at political colors in a moment of maximum gravity so we understand that this motion must be from immediate application"
"In this context, the duty of the Public Administrations is dump all your efforts and available resources to face the greatest health and economic crisis that Spain has faced in this century; taking urgent action on reallocation of public funds to the urgent needs of this national emergency ”.
In her speech before the municipal plenary, held electronically, the spokeswoman for the municipal group VOX pointed out that "we must rise to the challenge at a time when we have an urgent need to guarantee the life, liberty and employment of all SpaniardsHence, municipal corporations must put all the means at their disposal to achieve this goal and, among them, use the material assets available to guarantee the interests of all. "
"Given the exceptional situation facing our country, we consider it appropriate that the municipal groups that make up each city council in Spain can also dedicate their efforts and resources to solving the health and economic crisis that is ravaging our nation; provided that this does not harm employment ”.
Cristina Peláez has added that "exceptionally, political groups should also be able to allocate these grants to fight coronavirus and its fatal consequences, as an immediate response to a situation of extreme need. "
Peláez has asserted that “since the declaration of the state of Alarm we have made ourselves available to collaborate and build together, and therefore we accepted what was agreed in that first Meeting of Spokesmen in which the format of this plenary session was established. However, like other political groups, nor do we understand that we are not even allowed to contribute ideas and proposals that help us better face this very serious crisis. For example, we would have liked to know a little in advance the meeting he had with the mayors of the main Spanish capitals, we believe that we could have contributed our grain of sand prior to holding it.
"It is good to remember that this City Council is made up of all councilors and although the PSOE governs the city of Seville, we represent it among all and therefore we all have to be able to contribute and work for and for it. And more in this unprecedented crisis that plagues us. "
Finally, the VOX spokesperson has expressed "all our solidarity with the families of the almost 20,000 fatalities and with all those who are passing the disease at the moment, without forgetting the health, military, police and civil guards, and also the general population, and especially to the 7 million children confined for more than a month in their homes and those who have not been taken into account at all in the management of this crisis, unfortunately, are being silenced and granted fewer rights than pets. "
"It seems that this government has forgotten about them and that they are a vulnerable group. They have been a month in many cases without access to the sun or outdoors; The needs of the children in this crisis regarding their physical and emotional health are conspicuous by their absence. In other countries such as France, Belgium, Austria or Switzerland, it has been managed differently. Let's see if this Government stops improvising and is able to attend to the most basic needs of this silenced and forgotten group ”, he concluded.