The current mayor affirmed that he would use the money from the fines to buy medical supplies, even though he knew that this cannot be done because the amount of the sanctions is taken directly by the central government.
María Belén Pérez, councilor of the Popular Party in the City of Lorca, before the demonstrations in which the current mayor affirms that "he will allocate the money from the fines to buy medical equipment", he is obliged to clarify that the amount of the Sanctions are not received by the City Council in any case, since it is charged directly by the Government of Spain, something that Mr Mateos has hidden, despite the fact that he has in his possession for several days the order of the Government Delegation in Murcia, signed by his party companion, Mr. José Vélez, who textually indicates that "the instruction of the sanctioning procedures will correspond to the Government Delegation, since the Local Police are under the direct orders of the Ministry of the Interior", as it can read in said document:
From the PP has indicated that this means that the money from the fines is taken directly by the Pedro Sánchez government, not the Lorca City Council.
At the moment, public officials cannot fall into this type of demagogic pronouncements, but instead focus their efforts on helping people by taking forward from the City Council the social and fiscal measures that the people of Lorca are requesting. The Lorca PP also claims that the Pedro Sánchez's government is more concerned with sending the material needed by healthcare professionals to the Rafael Méndez hospital, such as masks, respirators, and personal protective equipment (PPE), and less about collecting fines.
Source: PP Lorca