He PSOE de Arona asks the “transfugal councilor” Elena Cabello “to return the minutes” for the “manifest incapacity” demonstrated in the management of the last two budgets of the Municipal Board of Social Services, which he was in charge of until he was relieved in September 2022. The liquidation of said exercise is settled with almost 1.4 million euros without investing To this data, the Socialist Party adds the 3.5 million that “left over” during its management of the 2021 financial year. These figures reflect that of the 16 million allocated to Social Services by the Arona City Council during the last two years, almost 38% (€5,753,266.85) were not used.
Elena Cabello left the PSOE and the Municipal Socialist Group on September 28, at which time he also requested his pass to the status of non-attached councillor. He did it together with the other five socialist councilors who had faced the mayor since the second year of his term, discrepancies that broke the absolute majority that the municipal government he leads Jose Julian Mena got at the polls in 2019.
In a statement made public yesterday, the PSOE of Arona explains that the liquidation of the accounts of the Arona City Council corresponding to last year, a matter that will form part of the agenda of the next plenary session, “shows that this councilor was unable to manage almost 1 4 million euros of its budget”. He also mentions the 3.5 million euros “that was left over” for the Municipal Board of Social Services that Cabello managed in 2021. It happened after raising this last budget by 4.3 million euros “due to the efforts of all the defectors and of the opposition” and “despite the warnings of the government group”.
Ruth Lorenzo had to carry out the agreements with social entities in three months
During 2022, Elena Cabello was in charge of managing the municipal Social Services area until, last September, she was relieved of her position by the mayor of Arona, who delegated management of the area to Ruth Lorenzo. In the last three months of the year, “Lorenzo had to carry out all the agreements with social entities that Cabello had not signed.”
no strategic plan
Likewise, the PSOE attributes to Elena Cabello that “He didn’t approve his area’s Strategic Grants Plan until July, seven months into 2022, even though it’s a key document that should be in place before or at the start of the year.”
The Socialist Party of Arona points out that “all of this has resulted in the management of those two years having generated a treasury surplus in Social Services that currently amounts to almost 5.8 million euros (5,753,266.85) “. Or, what is the same, that “the decisions of the defecting councilors and the opposition have generated an enormous amount of excess money that has not gone to alleviate the needs of the residents of Arona, an erroneous drift on which We will notify you at the time”, as highlighted by the councilor for the Treasury area and number two of the PSOE municipal candidacy on May 28, Raquel García.