The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, from the Canarian Coalition, is still waiting for the Legal Services of the City Council to send him the report that, “immediately”, asked them to “fight against the amnesty law” on November 15. This was reported this Monday by his press office at the request of this newspaper.
Bermúdez, who has a degree in Law from the University of La Laguna, requested this report in writing from the Legal Services in application, as he said, of a motion approved in the plenary session of the Corporation by his party, the PP and Vox. The order issued to the municipal lawyers urged, in his own words, that they “explore any possible judicial avenue to fight against this law.” [de amnistía]which the Socialist Group had just presented for processing in Congress just 48 hours before.
When the mayor was asked if he planned to activate other avenues other than those indicated (in the case of issuing a report) by the Legal Services, the response was that “until we have the content of the requested report, it will not be possible to propose other actions in that sense or others.”
Legal experts consulted by this newspaper assure that city councils do not have the capacity or legitimacy to promote judicial actions to denounce, paralyze or annul parliamentary initiatives. The municipal Legal Services have chosen not to respond to the mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 20 days after his request, made in a solemn appearance before the press surrounded by the flags of Spain, the Canary Islands, Tenerife and the city itself.