Antonio Penalva, councilor of the Municipal Group of IU-Greens in the city of Cieza, has criticized the municipal government "to lead to this situation, unusual, that prevents the opposition councilors to raise issues to the municipal government on problems and issues of interest to our citizens. "
Time for questions and answers is not only a legal obligation, "that it is but an essential guarantee of transparency of the performance of the government and local authorities, it is the space where opposition groups can question, with maximum publicity, the Mayor or councilors who hold offices ".
However, "only three plenary sessions of the twelve ordinary that have been held in 2014, the last in March, has reached the turn of questions and answers, which is a severe lack of democracy in the functioning of the Plenary Corporation, the highest body of the City of Cieza and place where the democratic representation of the citizens of the municipality lies ".
In the above situation the fact that "in most cases the questions asked in writing and in advance are not answered in writing, thus closing a loop opacity which we are obliged to report to adds ciezana society and public opinion. "
In this scenario, for-Green IU municipal group is essential and urgently "review and amend Regulation operating plenary session, issue that the current government has shielded, keep in mind that the hours of current start and end time, the number of existing groups and duration of the fixed interventions, already low, it is almost impossible to complete a sitting unless some exceptional with very few points on the agenda. "
As the proposed resolutions are discussed first, "the motions and initiatives of the opposition get to the end, which often can not be debated all, however, the most worrying of all is the systematic avoidance of prescriptive point Q & a true subversion of democratic legality ".
Antonio Penalva wanted to make it very clear that "from IU-Greens we have addressed many times the Mayor requesting the revision of Regulation plenary, or agreement of the Board of Spokesmen failing to solve this serious problem, but Antonio Tamayo Closes in band, so it is feared that follow this democratic grief over the coming months, which will be held the last full with current local corporation ".
In the ecosocialista spokesman opinion, "it is very difficult for us to understand the closure of the Mayor on this topic, but what seems clear is that while this situation that violates the democratic principle is not correct, Antonio Tamayo has no authority to pronounce even the word transparency. "
Source: IU-verdes Cieza