The Councilor of Finance of the City of Lorca, Isidro Abellán, has returned to denounce this morning "the terrible economic situation in which the Consistory is, something that is paradoxical because the previous PP Government Team presumed the excellent health of the municipal coffers to the point of considering the last liquidation of the budget as an example of management ".
Abellán Chicano explained that "at the beginning of July, the City Council of Lorca received a request from the Ministry of Finance to approve and send to the Ministry, within 15 days, an agreement by the Municipal Plenary of non-availability on credits of the budget of this year 2019, for an amount of 10,437,567.28 â‚¬ ".
The Councilor of Finance detailed that "the Ministry requires us to declare not available about 10.5 million euros from a budget amounting to 75 million and which, in turn, is already arranged in more than 90%. , of a budget that we can hardly afford, now we would have to set aside more than 10 million euros, an amount that is much higher than what is available to meet the needs of the municipality until December 31. "
Isidro Abellán assures that the current economic situation of the Consistory "would suppose to close the City council, to leave the keys in the Ministry and to reopen the next year since the current day-to-day management of the biggest institutional organ of Lorca could not be attended , even, to reach the situation of not being able to face the wages of the workers ".
El Edil has shown that the requirement received "is motivated by the breach of the financial economic plan that was approved on October 19, 2018, the last to enter into force of the three economic plans that today are the legacy of that great economic management of the Popular Party, specifically, this requirement confirms that last year exceeded the spending limit in those 10.5 million euros now required by the Ministry because it should have been 51.2 million euros and not the 61.4 million made, according to the documents that we have found, a situation that has caused this economic financial plan to be broken at the first time of change ".
Isidro Abellán has denounced that "just a few months ago they announced a positive budgetary result of more than 8 million euros and the reality is that we are facing a totally opposite situation to the one that the PP sold. failure to comply with this ministerial requirement would constitute a very serious infraction in the matter of economic management, and it is not only that the previous Government Team spent more than 90% of the budget in just 6 months, and more than 2 million euros in those that were in box destined to works in the municipality, if not that their ineptitude at the time of managing the Consistory, the effrontery to present liquidations that were not as good as they sold as well as their wasteful desire in the last year, has led to a situation that could even provoke intervention by the Ministry of Finance of our City Council. "
The Councilor of Finance has announced that "we will fight to take this situation forward and both from the economic services of the City Council and the Mayor himself are maintaining contacts at ministerial levels to see what is the current situation for accounts that do not correspond to those published by the previous popular team. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca