The opposition groups in the Santa Cruz City Council denounce the violation of their fundamental rights in the face of the impediments that, they say, the Government team is putting in order for them to carry out their work of control and supervision. The last of the setbacks has been the convocation of an extraordinary plenary session, whose celebration, apparently, the municipal secretary still does not communicate, despite the fact that it was automatically summoned for December 13, after the mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, let pass the 15 days he had to voluntarily set a date. In the event that the 13th arrives, and the secretary continues without communicating it, the PSOE spokesman, José Ángel Martín, advanced that “we will go where necessary to defend our rights; we will present a dispute against the mayor and the secretary of the Plenary for violation of fundamental rights “.
In this plenary session the cost of the bodyguards of the Councilor for Security, Evelyn Alonso, will be addressed once the cause of threats denounced by the mayor has been archived. The second point of that plenary session will be to know the evolution of the complaint filed against Sacyr for the recovery of the fee that it gave to take over the service, and that UP took to court, a case in which, as announced by the UP spokesperson , Ramón Trujillo, has also been charged with the Secretary General of the Plenary and head of the legal services of the City Council.
Martín explained that on November 4 they requested an extraordinary plenary session, a session for which the mayor had 15 days to convene it, a deadline that ended on November 25, so it was automatically called for December 13. “It was not until this Monday that we were officially notified that we have to correct some signatures, with the Plenary called,” explained Martín, to add that “we are not going to go through that, if the mayor does not want to talk about the bodyguards or Sacyr to say it clearly, but not to use the machinery of the City Council to try to avoid it ”.
Trujillo showed his “perplexity” at having to give a press conference to “denounce that our right to free participation is not being respected.” “In this absurdity, we (UP), as signatories of the request of the Extraordinary Plenary, have not even informed us that something has to be corrected.”
“It is such a serious issue,” he continued, “because it is disregard for the laws, and if you add to that, we are going to talk about Sacyr-Emmasa, a case about which we learned on November 30 that the Secretary of the Plenary has been charged. due to prevarication and embezzlement, we find that the secretary does not comply with the law by not communicating the plenary session, because he is also a party ”.
For her part, Matilde Zambudio, Cs spokesperson, ironically acknowledged that she never thought that “by dedicating myself to politics I would end up being an expert in fundamental rights, because they are violated every other day as well.”