SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The mayor of Los Llanos de Aridane, Noelia García Leal, has asked during her first meeting with the Commissioner for the Reconstruction of the island of La Palma, Héctor Izquierdo, that the Government of Spain allow those affected who have lost their home, as a result of the volcano eruption, they can continue to be registered there until they have a permanent home.
Noelia García Leal explained that at the moment these people find themselves in a situation of legal vacuum as their houses have been destroyed and they do not have a fixed address where they can still register, “so it is essential that the Government of Spain, exceptionally and temporarily, activate the necessary tools so that these people do not see their rights harmed when it comes to having to carry out any procedure or management due to the fact that they are not registered anywhere, having unfortunately lost their home”, he added.
Likewise, the mayor has transferred to Héctor Izquierdo the need for the figure of the Commissioner to serve to expedite certain issues, such as the IBI bonus for the year 2022 of the victims; the creation of a commission for economic reactivation; greater speed in the allocation of housing, as well as greater agility in the transfer of funds, by the National Government, to local administrations, with the aim of being able to continue responding to the demands of the residents.
Finally, García Leal indicated that it is essential that the administrations “continue to work hand in hand, and that in the face of an exceptional situation such as the one we have experienced, exceptional measures are also carried out,” he added.