The arithmetic mean of the 31 Tenerife municipalities rises one point in the last review of the quality of its transparency portals: from 7.73 in 2019 to 8.78 in 2020, bordering on outstanding in the Canary Islands Transparency Index (#ITCanarias), which is prepared each year by the Canary Islands Transparency Commissioner. The ITCanarias measures the greater or lesser degree of compliance with the information obligations contemplated in the Transparency Law of the Canary Islands by the 347 public entities of the Archipelago, by 706 private entities (subsidized with more than 60,000 euros per year) and by 66 professional associations and chambers of Commerce. And it is defined through the self-assessment of these entities with the collaboration of more than 1,463 people (officials or workers) authorized to upload information through the electronic headquarters of the Commissioner, where more than 2.2 million data were inserted last year.
Vilaflor, which reached 6.3 in 2019, fell back to 3.5 in 2020
Of the 347 public portals, 88 are from Canarian town halls and another 102 more from dependent public entities of the same, whose notes can be found here: https://transparenciacanarias.org/mapas-transparencia-canarias/. “The portals of the municipalities have improved a lot in the last two years. But the objective now is to improve compliance with the responses of the administrations to the questions of the citizens, ”says Daniel Cerdán, Commissioner of Transparency of the Canary Islands. Of the 31 Tenerife town halls, 18 achieved outstanding ratings, that is, 58.06%, while the previous year only 13 achieved it. Likewise, the municipalities of Los Realejos, Santiago del Teide, Tacoronte and El Rosario achieved 10. On the contrary, the Vilaflor City Council, which reached 6.3 in 2019, fell back to 3.5 in 2020 and it was the only consistory of Tenerife that did not exceed five points.
Data from the island councils were also recently known after five years of evaluation of the Transparency Index of the Canary Islands. The seven island corporations outdo themselves once again and improve their transparency portals. In 2016, the average score for these public administrations was 3.85 points. Only one year later, there was the greatest progress of the seven transparency portals, reaching an average of 6.93 points. In the years 2018 and 2019 they continued to improve and advance in the notable section.