If you recall, Aurelio Murcia was expelled from the PP with which he had differences of opinion. He went on to form his own party which he described as liberal -centrist. At the last election Aurelio obtained enough votes to win two seats on the council. In coalition with the PP, the liberals ran the council with Aurelio as Deputy Mayor.
The pact though was fragile and broke down when Aurelio reported in a local paper that he did more work than the mayor and therefore should be paid her salary.
Aurelio intends to run again and hopes to gain more seats this time around.
Here are his proposals which will be outlined in more detail at a meeting he hopes to hold up at Camping La Pedrera.
REDUCE LOCAL TAXES
--Rubbish collection by 25%.
--Private parking entrance reserved by 50%
--No charges for: administration services, using the streets for private business, establishing new companies or for using municipal buildings.
INCOME INCREASE AND GET MORE GRANTS
--Introduce a service specialized in getting grants from Valencia, Madrid and Europe.
--Stimulate private expenses in new buildings.
--Update all municipal debts.
--Approve new plans parciales.
--Negotiate the financial cost of debts with banks and government.
--Reduce expenses of : electricity, petrol, etc.
--Energy saving of 25% over the actual cost.
--Better control on usage of materials and machines.
--Join services to save expenses and make better use of local installations and staff.
--Purchase the part of the cemetery not owned by the Town Hall.
--Register rural land and garages owned by the Town.
--Recover plots of land sold but not paid for.
--Enlarge the industrial area with plots for
the Town hall.
--2% of the budget will be for these services.
--The Alzheimer and La Pedrera associations will be declared very important for the municipality.
--Town Hall will pay for maintenance and other works.
--Co-ordination between municipality services and these associations to get the maximum use of the buildings.
--Social services at home only for people that really need them and have no money
PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
-- Reduce local taxes for new business, new building works, and use of the streets.
--Give more land to camping La Pedrera and extend the contract.
--Use La Pedrera area to install a nature reserve to promote this zone for education and environmental activities.
--Use the old school Calasanz as a professional school for young people.
--Create a special development office to help young people finding jobs.
--Increase industrial land to install new companies.
--Only companies from Bigastro will work for and provide local services paid for by the Town Hall.
--Municipal jobs board on the internet.
--Collaboration with the community of rural workers.
--Purísima street open to the traffic during commercial hours.
-Help the local shops and promote their activities.
--Local TV run by a private company.
URBANISM AND WORKS
--D6: Finish the project make it cheaper and give licences immediately.
--D5: Build the streets. Clean and lay out plots.
--D4: Clean and maintain.
--D12: Meet with owners to agree what is the best course of action.
--Only allow ground floor and two stories on the following streets:General Bañuls, Cervantes, T. Villanueva and C. Murciana.
--Remove the granite setts from remaining streets.
--Finish the works at la Acequia.
--Include Bigastro in Diputación´s plans.
--Finish the cemetery works.
--Lay asphalt on rural ways and install lights.
--Repair parks Lo Chusco and surroundings of old Calasanz school.
--Recover the parks in industrial area.
--Keep the traditions and encourage everybody to participate in them.
--Celebrations for everybody and with everybody.
--Support all sports schools and clubs, providing them with the best facilities.
--Open the heated pool.
--Open a police office in the village.
--More police agents in the village.
--Special care to the rural areas and la Pedrera.
--Updated equipment for the agents.
--Reorganize the traffic routes in the town.
EDUCATION AND CULTURE
--Private company to run the nursery Bigastrin.
--Special budget for Unión Musical.
--Declare Unión Musical as strategic institution of local interest.
--Activities of culture and education at old Calasanz school.
--Buy electronic screens for all primary schools.
--Promote the exchange of books at schools.
--Meal service and activities in summer.
--Promote exchange of students to practice languages, mainly English.
--Recover the classes for adults, and Spanish for foreigners.
--Keep activities in Auditorium, specially for children and young people.
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND TRANSPARENCY
--Create an ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL with representatives from all of the local associations so that they can give their point of view on important matters before decisions are made.
--The political parties out of the government will be part of any local committee and part of any local contract. Also they will have direct free access to any municipal information.
--DIALOGUE: there will be a special committee of political parties leaders to study jointly all important matters.
--Every month the following information will be on internet:
--The state of the budget.
--Income and expenses..
--How much money there is in the municipal accounts..
--Record of all meetings.
EVERYTHING MUST BE CLEAR
WE ARE A BROKEN VILLAGE WITH VERY HIGH TAXES
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR
1.-TAKE LOCAL TAXES DOWN AND INCREASE INCOME.
2.-INCOME AND EXPENSES MUST BE BALANCED.
3. FIRST PAY STANDARD EXPENSES.
4.-THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INCOME AND
EXPENSES MUST BE DEDICATED TO:
A.- SOCIAL SERVICES.
B.- ECONOMICAL PROMOTION.
C.- CITIZENS SECURITY.
D.- CULTURE , SPORTS, CELEBRATIONS.