Beteta announced that the State shall abolish all associations
Secretary of State for Public Administration, Antonio Beteta, today announced that the State shall abolish all associations and recalled that the Provincial assume the powers of those municipalities that do not meet the Budgetary Stability Law.
In a press conference after the launch of the ‘Study of the Integrated Environmental Authorisation’, Beteta explained that this decision is framed in the context of Local Government reform presented by the government and wants a pact with the PSOE and other political parties.
“This is a very important rationalization savings will be quantified in the time it is finished close the political negotiations,” said Beteta, who has warned that in the event that no agreement, “will anyway. ”
So, has revealed that the associations (legal entity formed by grouping of municipalities) “is deleted all”, while the Provincial managed municipal powers of those municipalities that by violating the Law of Budgetary Stability, unable to provide “effective and efficiency “public services.
Beteta noted also that the elimination of municipalities will result in the suppression of public office and, through the Law of Transparency, “there will be a rationalization and standardization of the different wage levels.”
Also referred to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, “which shows that it is 20 times cheaper to provide a global service by a council to small municipalities, the provision of such individual.”
“The Government understands that it is not absolutely required the removal of municipalities, but it is required that all municipalities comply with the budgetary stability, which spend only what you enter,” he stressed Secretary of State for Public Administration.
In this regard, he indicated that “in the long process of supplier payment” has been found that some 3,000 municipalities, of the existing 8,116, have not complied with the budgetary stability law and therefore “could not continue to manage their own interests. ”
“It’s about redefining the powers and establish clearly the powers vested in municipalities and have the obligation to comply with its own resources,” he explained.
Once you have satisfied these skills from their own resources, has said, “will move to negotiate competencies that are specific to the regions through agreements.”
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