In Illueca words, spoken at a press conference on Thursday morning, "the City is the home of all citizens and, therefore, its management should be transparent and efficient, but not enough to say: Cieza neighbors have I feel well, they have to enter their City and, whatever their social status or problem that affects them, be attended with diligence and application, effectively and courteously. "
However, for IU must go even further: "These citizens also have to be called to participate in government decisions that affect them; we must change, therefore, the concept is not only to choose every four years some representatives to govern us, and the next, it is co-govern, ie government representatives together with its citizens, to introduce mechanisms of participatory democracy in the life of the municipality "
Unfortunately, "today is manifestly no adequate channels for democratic participation, since there is no Rules of Participation by the express decision of the municipal government not to approve this instrument, when longtime comp consensual of all groups. "
Illueca claims that "the Popular Party in Cieza, has until the end of its cycle, which is now next, mortally afraid of participatory democracy in this county, and has therefore blocked for more than three years the adoption of Regulation Participation ".
In the field of participatory democracy, the proposals Cieza IU-Winning raises priority are three:
First, "will support municipal social networks and associations which work closely with them."
Secondly, "we pledge to implement as soon as possible Citizen Participation Regulations setting out, inter alia, the opportunity for citizens to participate in the plenary, with the possibility to propose points in the agenda, but also to participate in its development within the channels that are enabled by regulation, public hearings on topics of general interest, popular consultations and popular initiative to apply, the popular initiative to propose relevant policy decisions and the momentum of Sector Councils ".
And, as a final compromise, Illueca announced that work "for participatory budgeting, with the study and gradual incorporation of tools that facilitate citizen participation in preparing municipal budgets."
In short, "if the public trust this application, if Paco Saorín is the Mayor of Cieza from May, work from day to change the elitist operation of City Hall and will become a participatory institution that will house all ciezanos and where all ciezanos have the opportunity to be heard and to participate actively in the management of public space; this is our commitment, the decision is of citizens called to the polls. "
Source: IU-verdes Cieza