| The Popular Party of Puerto Lumbreras will take a full motion to urge the regional and central governments to comply with the demands of the business and commercial fabric of the municipality to alleviate the effects of the crisis by COVID-19 | The municipal group of the Popular Party in the City Council of Puerto Lumbreras will take to a special plenary session to be held this Wednesday a motion to urge the regional and central governments to carry out the requests and demands of the business and commercial fabric of the municipality, in the face of the consequences denials of the crisis due to the COVID-19 health alert.
From the government team of the Popular Party they point out that "we present serious proposals, with a large municipal budget contribution and showing responsibility and common sense, since this is a crisis that we all have to get out of together.
That is why we are going to ask for help both to the regional government as to that of the nation, without distinction of political color.
" Conversely,We regret the immature and irresponsible attitude with the Puerto Lumbreras PSOE lumbrerenses, which will only take requests to the regional government to the next ordinary plenary session, but does not demand anything from the central executive, who is the main responsible for tackling this health and economic crisis, and who has with more resources.
" In the first place, the popular municipal group requests the Regional Government a protected employment plan for the hiring of vulnerable people at risk of social exclusion, as well as the Exemption or bonus of the payment of the Sanitation fee, own tax of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, intended to cover the costs of operation and maintenance of public sanitation and treatment facilities, to companies and commercial establishments in Puerto Lumbreras that have been affected by the state of alarm. As a measure to alleviate unemployment, the National Government and the Government of the Region of Murcia are also requested to draw up a Special Plan for Local Public Employment, co-financed by the three Administrations: National, Regional and Local. Regarding the measures that are specifically requested from the central government, there is the amendment of Organic Law 2/2012 on Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability so that the spending rule allows Public Administrations to address the economic and social crisis that We are facing each other, and until such amendment of the regulations is approved in Parliament, the Ministry of Finance and the Secretariat of Autonomous and Local Financing communicate to the Autonomous Communities and Local Corporations the suspension of the coercive norms that are applied in the event of non-compliance.
of fiscal rules and specifically, of the spending rule, so that they can address the necessary policies to protect the population from the consequences of the pandemic. The Government of Spain will also be requested to allow the limits of the wage bill to be exceeded, under the aforementioned, for the hiring of personnel on a temporary and extraordinary basis in essential services managed directly by the Local Entities, mainly allowing it to be authorized the temporary and exceptional hiring of cleaning and disinfection personnel (in all areas), social workers, home help assistants and other personnel necessary to directly attend to the risk and vulnerable population. In addition, the reduction of VAT from 21% to 10% is demanded for the hairdressing sector, and the approval of extraordinary bonuses in the IBI and IAE that can benefit all the people of Lumbrera and especially the Business fabric of Puerto Lumbreras, and compensate the Puerto Lumbreras City Council for this reduction in municipal revenue via direct subsidy or compensation in the participation of state taxes. Another request is the exemption from VAT on invoices that are produced as a consequence of actions related to measures to face the COVID-19 crisis, and that the central government immediately reimburse the Puerto Lumbreras City Council, in the Participation in the State Taxes, the part corresponding to the 2017 VAT that was withheld, as well as to make flexible the loans that the Municipalities were forced to sign in 2012 and 2013 to face the Supplier Payment Plan, and which were unified in a single operation in 2019, through a 10-year extension of the amortization period. On the other hand, the Ministry of Ecological Transition is requested that the Commonwealth of Channels of Taibilla not charge water consumption to companies in the municipality that have had to close their business, to which they have made an ERTE of at least 75% of its workers, as well as workers who have been affected by ERTE due to the COVID 19 health crisis and who so prove it. As for protection measures, the creation of a fund to help companies is demanded, to buy PPE and protective equipment for workers, and a Help fund for municipalities to buy protective equipment for workers Municipalities, Bodies and Security forces, as well as to adapt the facilities to the new rules of attention to the public in a safe way for both the worker and the citizen, that this fund is articulated through the FEMP or the Autonomous Communities.
And in this way, municipal entities can free up more resources to help companies, SMEs and the self-employed. From the Popular Party Government team, it is also claimed that the City Councils form an effective part in the state programs destined for Local Entities for economic and social recovery, including measures to counter the decline in tourism, ornamental flowers and commerce, such as sectors that generate more employment in Puerto Lumbreras, and that it is the Congress of Deputies that validates, through the corresponding parliamentary debate, the approval of any measure that may alter the autonomy of the City Councils.
Source: PP Puerto Lumbreras