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Mayor remove "in the name of austerity," the monthly allocations to the opposition, but not lower his salary of 51,254 euros per year (09/07/2011)

In the plenary session on Friday July 8 have been approved with a vote against the PSOE and IU, the amounts of allowances for attending governing bodies and the salaries of the Mayor, Matías Carrillo, Councilman Freed, Miguel Romero Valera The new part-time Toni Soler, as well as other Councillors.

Spokesperson for the Socialist, Alonso Ruiz, who has had a tough intervention with the Mayor's proposal, it boils down to "we must all tighten our belts unless the Mayor, not a penny low of 51,254 euros ( more than 8.5 million pesetas) which has been gaining, or Councilman released its annual 33,850 (more than 5.6 million pesetas.). "

Ruiz has stated that these salaries are totally disproportionate to the extreme situation in which many families find themselves in Fortuna, and has directly accused the Mayor to come into politics to make money.

As he explained in his speech, "when a person gets a salary multiplied by two or three times what they earn in their work outside of politics, that should be called, bluntly, to come into politics to earn money from citizens. There is no other explanation, he added, 'and that is what the Mayor with this outrageous action. "

Ruiz told the Mayor that in the last 6 years the City had collected over 320,000 euros, and that if the legislature would be just over 530,000 (more than 88 million old pesetas), which did not correspond to what would have won in their work outside of politics.

In addition to the exclusive dedication of City Hall and Department of Tourism and Culture, also approved a novelty will be a "part time" of 16,800 euros per month (1,200 euros per month and 14 payments) "for a minimum of 20 hours per week" to the Department of Social Welfare, Youth and Seniors, Toni Soler.

Among the resolutions passed by an absolute majority of the PP, there is another highly criticized by the Socialists, and increased 40% in compensation for attendance at Board of Government, which goes from 100 to 140 euros per session (are weekly) and where Councillors are only the PP, so they could charge 560 euros just for attending these meetings.

This makes you pay more to attend a Governing Board, which is weekly, that a plenary session held regularly every two months and is the highest body of a municipality.

Socialist spokesman said that "suspected" it was a way to "reward PP councilor with more money."

Socialist spokesman also said his "suspicion" that all Councillors were not released yet, citing the previous legislature, where they began the Mayor and a Councillor and a few months, broke another.

"They see the same circumstances,-Ruiz said, as far as 4 years ago, the Mayor has not delegated Urban Works and Services, and maybe in a few months Councilman fought out another, as then, and in this way trying to lift the least possible scandal. "

They have also been eliminated hundred euros charged by the councilors of the opposition (the charged PP 500), so, there are only to attendance at plenary sessions (120 euros every two months) or Advisory Committees (80 euros per session coinciding with Full) that have been reduced to just two, so that each Councillor of the opposition will only be in one of them and charged 100 euros per month.

For socialists, this attitude of the Mayor of the PP is continuing its work in "choking" the opposition to do their job hard for control continued excesses of the PP in Fortuna.

In this sense, Ruiz added, "We have no office at City Hall, phone, give us no means or office supplies, and now we also remove the low allocation, but that disturb more than his own councilors to us, they will see as the Mayor and some of his fellow government "will make do 'and they would leave the crumbs."

PSOE spokesman continued, explaining that they are used in the City of Fortuna to work in difficult conditions, but warned that "even without means, we will continue fighting for the rights of citizens."

Ruiz has finished explaining what he meant this approval of salaries and allowances by the government team, and after listening repeatedly to talk about austerity PP, crisis, economy, difficult situation, and so on. Believe that what the Mayor proposed is: "you have (other) who applies a cut all but me, my 51,254 euros are untouchable."

Source: PSOE Fortuna

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