José Manuel Bermúdez will repeat as mayor of Santa Cruz. He will do so thanks to the agreement that his political formation, the Canary Islands Coalition (CC), and the Popular Party (PP) have reached after putting the main commitments on paper, as well as the distribution of areas between both formations. An agreement that will be ratified today, at twelve noon, at the Silken Hotel in the capital.
Under the name of the Governance Agreement for the Stability and Momentum of Santa Cruz, as sources close to the negotiation have indicated to DIARIO DE AVISOS, in relation to the distribution of areas, the PP, with five councilors, would keep those that already he held in the mandate that has just ended and which are those of Environmental Sustainability; Public Services and Animal Welfare; Urbanism and Strategic Planning, and Sports, to which is added that of Economic Promotion, Tourism and Commerce, which includes the management of the Development Society. In addition, it is left with the management of the Salud-La Salle and Ofra-Costa Sur districts.
As regards the Canarian Coalition, these would be awarded the Presidency councils; Security and Mobility; Youth and Education; Social Affairs; the Autonomous Organization of Fiestas; Technology, Equality and Diversity; Human Resources, Treasury and Patrimony, which includes Municipal Housing, and Infrastructures, as well as the Anaga, Suroeste and Centro-Ifara districts.
As Carlos Tarife had requested, the sources consulted confirm that a clause has been included in which, in the event that the mayor does not stay for four years, the pact monitoring table will be convened, in which the PP will request the City Hall of the capital. Regarding the names that will preside over each area, on behalf of the Popular Party, and based on what Carlos Tarife said during the campaign, it seems clear that his number five, Carmen Pérez, will be in charge of the Development Society.
In the Municipal Urbanism Management, Zaida González, number two of the PP, could assume his management, taking into account that he was already in charge of it during the 2015-2019 term, after the dismissal of Carlos Garcinuño. In Sports, it is also more than foreseeable that Alicia Cebrián will continue to lead it. Therefore, if Carlos Tarife remains in charge of Public Services, it remains for Santiago Díaz, his number four, to be in charge of the Autonomous Organization of Culture.
On the CC side, according to party sources, the names that each council will occupy have yet to be defined, since José Manuel Bermúdez has not informed his councilors of their future responsibilities, beyond a name, such as Javier Caraballero, that already during the campaign it was pointed out that it would be responsible for the Autonomous Organization of Parties and Recreational Activities (Oafar), the rest are waiting for those responsibilities to materialize.
Thus, knowing the areas that some of the councilors have already managed in this mandate that has just ended, it is possible to speculate that councilors such as Rosario González may continue to lead the Social Action Area, or that Purificación Dávila will do so in Human Resources.
In the recently completed term, Alfonso Cabello assumed the areas of the Presidency, Technology and Parties, detached from the latter, at his own request, he could repeat, although Gladis de León, who was in charge of Culture, could also be one of the names that take charge of those councils.
In Security and Mobility, Evelyn Alonso could continue to lead, although with the incorporation of José Alberto Díaz Estébanez, who already managed that department during Bermúdez’s first term, it would also be feasible. An eastern councilor who also managed the Infrastructure Area in the second term.