The Plenary of the Cabildo yesterday unanimously approved a motion, based on one presented by Sí Podemos Canarias that became institutional, by which the Island Corporation undertakes to “immediately carry out the procedures aimed at the rapid acquisition of homes in the area of San Isidro with similar characteristics to those of the Tabaiba buildingor even, if possible, this same property, taking into account the housing emergency situation in which its current inhabitants find themselves”, according to the approved text.
It should be remembered that there are 48 families in the Tabaiba building, about 150 people, who squat the houses in this building and who, at present, are at risk of being evicted from the building.
In addition, it is indicated that “if for the subsequent adjudication of the houses it is necessary to verify the situation of vulnerability of the families, the reports and the rest of the documentation will be requested from the competent institutions.”
The emergency situation of the families that squatted in the Tabaiba building is recognized
As well as that, “once this emergency situation of the residents of the Tabaiba building has been solved, other families in a situation of vulnerability will be attended to, both in the purchase of housing that is proposed in this motion, and in the following acquisitions that are made by this Corporation.
Finally, it will start, “urgently and from the Technical and Legal Office of the council and the City Council of Granadilla, the study of the most suitable legal formula to guarantee the access of the neighbors who remain in the Tabaiba building to the basic right to the supply of drinking water while the current emergency situation in terms of housing continues ” .
On the other hand, the Plenary also approved, with the CC voting against and the PP abstaining, an increase in credit worth 115,239,625 euros, based on the remaining cash, with which the planned investments will be increased this year in terms of employment and socioeconomic development, education, primary sector, infrastructure and works.
The president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, highlighted “that this aid package will allow us to continue two major strategic lines, such as aid for SMEs and the self-employed, to which we will allocate seven million, and subsidies for the hiring of people unemployed in collaboration with all the municipalities, and in which we will invest another seven million”, according to what was collected in a later note.
Martín also highlighted the subsidies to the municipalities, worth five million, to mitigate the rise in electricity prices, related to water consumption, mainly in wells, as well as the more than six million for the sector primary, 4.7 for the works of the La Campana polygon and another four to the Cooperation Plan 2022-2025.
It also includes subsidies for the modernization and equipment of cultural infrastructures, 10 million for the renovation of the Titsa fleet and three million for the Insular Sports Facilities Program 2022-2026.
Likewise, the Plenary unanimously approved the president’s proposal to initiate the file to award the Gold Medal of the Island to Club Deportivo Tenerife, in the year of the centenary of its foundation.
On the other hand, the island director of Mobility, José Alberto León, appeared, at the request of CC, to explain the work carried out since the plenary agreement of June 2020 in defense of the taxi sector.
The director affirmed that inspections against intrusion have been intensified, especially at the Tenerife South airport, and that in the last two years more than 1,350 sanctioning files have been opened. He also indicated that AENA has told them that the waiting area in Tenerife North will be improved, where the taxi stands will be increased to 38; and that he understands that in Tenerife South the improvements will be taken into account within the framework of the great project announced.
From the opposition, it was criticized that the Taxi Board has not met in almost two years and that everything approved in that 2020 motion has not been executed.
Meanwhile, to a question from the PP, the Minister of Mobility, Enrique Arriaga, replied that the coordination commission on the train projects in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, announced by the Canarian Government in August 2020, has not yet met, but he pointed out that the Government is meeting with the Ministry of Transport and the EC to obtain the funds.