The councilor for Urbanism and former mayor, Airam Puerta, does not comment on the extra cost of the work on the slope of Las Bajas Regarding the contracted budget, a matter that will have to be elucidated in court, supposedly. He does explain that, “at first, I did not intend to act there, but the technical reports that reached us legally obliged me to do so.” They warned of the existence of danger of detachment. Puerta maintains that “I never wanted to close the road and evict the people who live there. For this reason, while I was mayor, I was faced, once again, with an emergency action that we could not allow. But, as everyone knows, it could not be finished, despite the improvement in terms of security that the place has at the moment, after the performance.
The first deputy mayor assures that the reason for which he gave the green light to the project is “the certainty and firmness that we could solve the problem in the same way that we got it in Santa Lucia. That and that a mayor should not bend or bend. He must face the problems as impossible as they may seem, “he adds.
Airam Puerta served as mayor of Güímar during the first two years of the mandate, being relieved by his partner, Gustavo Pérez (CC), on July 1. «Pact with serious, responsible, dedicated, legal men and women who do not mistreat the Public Administration, breaching their strict procedures to carry out policies that lead us nowhere. And, of course, a pact with people who keep their word, “he reflects.
Güimarera politics lives a moment of tension in which the PP stands as a whip for the municipal government. Despite the constant questioning of the management, Puerta misses “being able to control the time to advance to my neighbors the images of the future that awaits us. Doing things well, facing great challenges costs what is not written. Fighting against the bureaucratic machinery can be suffocating, but if in the end you manage to fight everything without despair, the effort will have been worth it. ”
The socialist councilor is aware of the needs of the municipality to be resolved and in which his Municipal Group works. “We are very aware that Güímar lacks security, so we will soon reinforce the staff” of the Local Police, he highlights, and announces that “we are working on a improvement of essential services of street cleaning and waste management. In this sense, we will conclude the document prior to the future award. ” Citizen awareness projects to “improve civility, in order to avoid neighborhood conflicts”, and actions in environmental, transport and urban development matters are part of this work plan developed by the group that it leads.
One of the projects on which he focused his action as mayor remains among the challenges posed by the Mayor’s Office: «Continue betting on having the hydroelectric power station in our municipality. If all goes well, we will negotiate a canon that will generate huge income to improve the Güímar of the future. I anticipate that I will hold meetings again and shortly to continue advancing in this environmental dream.
The ten pending actions
Airam Puerta lists a dozen actions as essential and priority for the municipality: social housing, “so that many families – for example, some in Las Bajas – can have a safe place to live”; the urban execution of the second phase of Las Vistas; the realization, “after more than ten years of struggle”, of the urbanization works on Calle San Pablo; the improvement of Añaterve, Seis de Diciembre and Alfonso Carrillo, “with the placement in the latter of the elevators in its fourteen blocks”; the maritime avenue in El Socorro, “as long as the National Court agrees with us in front of the Coasts”; the second link from the South Highway to El Puertito de Güímar, “a question already achieved after a year and a half of negotiation with the Directorate General of Road Infrastructures of the Canary Islands and its manager, whom I thank for his word”; the improvement of the last section of the road between the highway and the entrance to El Puertito; the improvement of accessibility in the L beach; create a large central park full of green areas and have a parking lot “to boost the arrival of visitors and improve the performance of shops.”