Diego José Mateos, has met this Monday afternoon, at the Cultural Center of the City, with the Platform Affected by the Return of the Aid.
For Diego José Mateos it was "an assembly necessary to continue to learn about the different casuistry that the victims affected by the earthquakes of 2011 continue to face eight years later."
The mayor recalled that one of the first measures he took as soon as he reached the mayor's office, just over a month ago, was to "strengthen human resources in the Earthquake Office, going from two to six technicians to attend neighbors".
The mayor was referring to the Law that they will present this Wednesday at the Regional Assembly, prior to the investiture debate and in which the single reading procedure will be processed by extending the period of justification of aid for those affected by the earthquake in Lorca, an opportunity, according to the mayor, "to also collect other assumptions not included in current regulations."
Mateos Molina also wanted to make it clear that he will not use the earthquake issue as a "political weapon, since it is a matter that needs the support and work of all parties."
And he recalled that "what has led us to this situation, after more than eight years, has been the total lack of information towards those affected and the absence of political criteria."
For the mayor, it is time for the problem to be resolved "once and for all and all affected neighbors can give this story a folder."
For its part, the spokeswoman for this Platform, Gloria Martín, has insisted on "the need for the new Law to take into account other causes" and has made reference to the possibility of "submitting amendments to the new regulations".
Martín has made a "call to the tranquility of the 3,000 families that make up this Platform" since he has recognized that "the deadline to present the aid that will now be extended six more months, will mean extending the agony of the neighbors who are waiting for their files to be seen resolved and closed, since the process will not end for all those affected until that new six-month period ends. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca