The Mayor, Francisco Jodar, has congratulated the three municipal groups to facilitate consensus and collective citizen information and participation in political decisions of the Council.
The full City Council initially approved Lorca unanimously Organic Regulations for Citizen Participation, which regulates the right to information, public hearing, the right of popular initiative and citizen, the citizen's proposal and the right to public consultation, that of petition and participation of local residents and civic organizations in the bodies of the City.
This new regulation provides additional right of participation of residents in the design of public policies, the creation of the Special Committee on Claims and Suggestions for the rights of neighbors.
This new municipal legislation, agreed by the three municipal groups, for collective participation and the Social Council of the City, Sector Councils and Districts.
Finally, the new rules mark the operational guidelines of the Register of Public Associations, as well as grants, subsidies, cooperation agreements and their premises and other municipal facilities.
In this sense, the Mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, expressed his satisfaction "because today the three political groups have demonstrated their responsibility to achieve consensus on the rules adopted today, which will allow citizens to participate more directly, throughout the term and in all municipal areas. "
The Councillor for Citizen Participation, Rosa Medina, explained that local groups are already in possession of the draft regulations and full districts that develop these points in the discussion paper adopted today.
Medina pointed out that "this regulation is one that involved the declaration of Lorca as a municipality with large populations, of which we have passed the three great".
Among the highlights of this regulation is credited with the signature of at least 10% of residents eligible to vote in municipal elections may file a popular initiative, under the terms provided by Law Database System Local.
The proposal may lead incorporates a referendum proposal.
It also regulates citizens' initiatives and participation of residents and their associations in the management bodies of the districts, which are organs of devolved management and essential tools for the promotion and development of citizen participation in the management of municipal affairs and improvement.
In addition, they completed the plenary the mayor may be ample and questions by the audience on specific topics of local interest set in the order of the Day
In addition, each of the Sectoral Councils may establish such committees and working groups that are considered necessary.
The regulation also includes the use of the information society in that the City will facilitate the presence of the most representative associations of citizens registered in the Register of Entities or neighborhood associations in the municipal website.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca