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Lorca plans to concentrate the budgetary effort for next year in social care and employment promotion (05/12/2017)

The draft municipal budget stands at 74,936,388.50 euros, which means a rise of 1,238,793.50.

The debt, which started from 105 million in 2007, will be reduced to 37 million, at a daily rate of 13,700 euros, and the Remainder will go from

The Councilor for Economy and Finance in the City of Lorca, Juan Francisco Martínez, has informed the content of the project of municipal budgets for next year, amounting to 1,238,793.50 euros, reaching a specific economic amount of 74,936,388, 50 euros.

The pillars of the budget are efficiency in management, efficiency in investment and rigor in the control of public money.

We will continue to do more actions, maintaining citizen services and taking advantage of the last cent.

We are talking about realistic accounts that respond to the socioeconomic reality of the municipality and consolidate the work of saving that has been done by this Municipal Executive over the last few years, and that have placed this City Council as a reference model in austerity and rigor, getting at the same time the reduction and freezing of municipal taxes.

Juan Francisco Martínez has indicated that it is a budget presided by the indication of our Mayor, Fulgencio Gil, to put social attention and stimulation of employment within the work of all municipal areas.

It is a slogan that has been followed as a master line for its preparation by the economic team of the City.

In fact, the money that will be used in the area of ​​social spending increases almost 1.2 million with respect to the previous year, reaching a magnitude of 5,655,783 euros.

El Edil de Economía has stated that we must highlight as more prominent examples in this regard the implementation of a battery of aid in the field of energy poverty endowed with 57,800 euros, as well as the establishment of a new program of care for dependents in which will employ 1,145,000 euros and the new Youth Employment plan that includes the investment of 1.8 million euros.

We are talking about specific issues that will increase aid to the families of Lorca who need it, and who join other assistance such as the Social Water Bonus, which is allocated from Aguas de Lorca a total of 350,000 euros.

In terms of employment, after the necessary adjustments arising from the delicate economic situation, the crisis and the effects of natural disasters, a line of public employment offer is opened, foreseeing the creation of 3 new police posts next year Local, and others in the areas of Sports, Hiring, Social Services and Intervention.

Juan Francisco Martínez has anticipated that the investment chapter includes reserved items for the expansion of the Sport Center of Beach Volleyball (300,000 euros), works to improve access to the Park of Health, located in the hamlet of La Hoya (22,500 €), the acquisition of premises for social and collective purposes (€ 75,000), the provision of a plot next to the school of Campillo for use as parking and neighborhood meeting area (€ 21,200), as well as the co-financing of the works of recovery and rehabilitation of the church of San Juan, which aspire to be financed within the 1% cultural program of the Government of Spain (€ 150,000).

Martínez Carrasco has anticipated that another of the municipal responsibilities that will benefit from the line of growth and improvement of these budgets will be the new contract of the area of ​​maintenance of parks, gardens and green areas, whose budget investment will be expanded by 400,000 euros, reaching a total of 1.5 million.

This measure has been taken with the aim of advancing in the improvement of the state and conservation of the new green areas with which the municipality has been equipped, and which have the reference of those enabled in the evacuation round 8Paseo de las Azucenas) , Alameda Virgen de las Huertas and Rambla de las Señoritas.

The budget, which has been designed thanks to the exhaustive work done by the municipal economic team, will allow among its important financial advantages, a saving of 4 million euros that will be used to reduce the high municipal debt inherited in 2007 , and that exceeded 105 million euros.

The trajectory that this Municipal Executive has followed to cut the debt is a success, and that encourages us to move forward to get the healthy accounts that Lorca deserve.

Therefore, we can anticipate that the budget for 2018 will be able to reduce the debt to 37 million, which means a reduction of 68 million euros.

The Negative Remainder of Treasury is also reduced sharply, going from almost 15 million to only 2.7, which represents an improvement of 12.3 million in just 4 years.

This progress, in tangible terms, means that during the next year Lorca will reduce debt at a rate of almost 13,700 euros per day, while we increase investments, execute the most ambitious projects in the history of the municipality and We keep the taxes frozen or reduced.

Payment of taxes derived from socialist management:

4 million euros of debt

800,000 euros for payment of convictions for trap urban agreements.

Parking Gateway Case;

265,000 euros

Payment pending of expropriation in San Cristóbal neighborhood: 87,000 euros.

Pending payment of expropriation in Zarzadilla de Totana: 147,000 euros.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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