Diego José Mateos insists that "local autonomy and financing will be fundamental aspects for which we will work in this new stage in which we will continue to demand participation in the income of the CARM".
The mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, has been elected new second vice president at the X Ordinary General Assembly of the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia (FMRM) that was held this morning at the Almudí Palace in the Murcian capital .
The mayor of Lorca recalled that "35 years have passed since the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia was created, which, without a doubt, has accompanied the development of municipalism in our Region, and after all this time, the role of representation and to claim the local, the defense of mayors and local autonomy continues with more force, if possible. "
Mateos stressed that "the current FMRM is the result of the effort and dedication to the collective problems of almost 400 mayors and more than 7,000 councilors of all political options, many municipal technicians, and those of the federation, all of them we have to thank him for his work and for allowing this work to remain alive. "
The First Edil has insisted that "for the next four years the main axes of work of the Federation of Municipalities will continue to be the Local Government: administration, skills and territory; social cohesion, sustainability and the promotion of the FMRM."
Local autonomy and financing will be fundamental aspects for which we will work in this new stage in which we will continue to demand a Law on Financing or participation in the income of the CARM, "claiming a stable instrument with objective criteria that allow us to local entities unconditional financing on the current system conditioned, stable, reasonable, solidary and sufficient, that is to say that our participation goes from 4% to 6% in the non-financial income of CARM, and that understanding its complicated current financial situation, collect a principle of progressivity in its application. "
"We also defend a law of local financing that becomes an instrument of economic transparency, optimization of resources, economic planning, elimination of bureaucracy in order to achieve a much more efficient administration," said the mayor of Lorca.
Mateos has also referred to the request for a new model of local financing by the State, "a petition in which we will support the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), we will focus on the modernization of local administrations by influencing a greater citizen participation and higher quality. Without forgetting the depopulation and the small municipalities that need special means of both economic and social character. "
The mayor has advanced that "policies that improve fundamental aspects for the social welfare of our neighbors such as education, equality, education, sports, public safety, employment, environment or sustainability will continue to be defended."
On the other hand, he highlighted "the work carried out by the FMRM in the last four years, highlighting the proposal for a Regional Law on Local Financing, continuing to focus on greater institutional coordination and the creation of alliances not only between administrations, but also with the public and private sectors. "
The new Executive Commission of the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia for the period 2019/2023 will be chaired by the mayor of Bullas, María Dolores Muñoz Valverde, the first vice president will be the mayor of Ulea, Víctor Manuel López Abenza, the second vice president will be the mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos Molina, and as vowels will be in this new mandate the mayor of Molina de Segura, Ester Clavero Mira, that of Beniel, María del Carmen Morales Ferrando, the mayor of Cieza, Pascual Lucas Díaz, the Los Alcazares, Mario Pérez Cervera, San Pedro del Pinatar, María Visitación Martínez Martínez, the mayor of Caravaca de la Cruz, José Francisco García Fernández and finally, Aledo, Francisco Javier Andreo Cánovas.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca