The Court of Instruction number 4 of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife) has agreed to file the case opened against the Local Government Board of the El Sauzal City Council, chaired by Mariano Pérez, regarding the authorization of a construction license for the construction of a building on Inmaculada Avenue in June 2007.
In 2010, municipal technicians endorsed the decision made by the Local Government Board by considering that the construction was compatible with the uses of the land and had a first occupation license. The Area of Economic Development, Commerce and Employment of the Cabildo of Tenerife spoke in the same sense.
For all this, and according to the order signed by the magistrate-judge of the Court of Instruction number 4 of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, she considers that the perpetration of the reported crime does not appear to be duly justified and proceeds to agree to file the case.
For the mayor of El Sauzal, Mariano Pérez, this resolution “ends eight years of suffering” for his colleagues on the Local Government Board, their families and their friends.
The El Sauzal City Council has also received the resolution of the file of other open cases, in this case, after complaints from the councilor of the Socialist Party in the El Sauzal City Council Benigno Guillén Rodríguez, two of them during the pandemic caused by the coronavirus.
In November 2020, the Prosecutor’s Office received a complaint for administrative prevarication after the granting of exceptional aid to businesses and the self-employed. In the decree of the Prosecutor’s Office, the actions were archived as it was justified that the actions carried out by the mayor had been in accordance with the law.
In February 2021, a new complaint was filed against the El Sauzal City Council for celebrating the annual walk towards the Servant of God during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding that the regulations for outdoor activities were complied with. In this case, the City Council was sentenced to pay a fine of 3,500 euros for a serious violation of health regulations regarding Public Health.
The City Council of El Sauzal proceeded to appeal this decision, and said appeal was upheld by the Contentious-Administrative Court No. 3, which revoked the sanction imposed and left it without effect, forcing the money from the fine to be returned to the Consistory.
The last of the complaints was filed against the electricity bills repaired by the mayor as there was not enough credit in the budget item. This complaint was also filed considering that the City Council was obliged to assume the extra cost to avoid cuts in the supply of municipal facilities.
As Mariano Pérez states, “politics must be dignified and not everything goes because our job, as public officials, is to ensure the common good of the Sauzaleros.”