The territorial delegate of Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta in Almeria, José Luis Delgado, has held a meeting this week with the mayoress of Tahal, Trinidad Jiménez, of the grant of 7,332 euros to the Town Hall to repair the walls of the streets Corredera and Cuesta Caño which suffered landslides caused by the last torrential rains in the municipality.
Delgado explained that part of these resources have already reached the municipal coffers “as the Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration has tried to speed up the processing as much as possible”, while another part of the subsidy is expected to be paid shortly.
The territorial delegate has highlighted “the importance of the Junta de Andalucía’s collaboration with local entities in emergency situations which require local councils to undertake works that they could not afford on their own, especially in the case of small municipalities such as Tahal, with a population of just 350 inhabitants”. “Cooperation between administrations is fundamental for the benefit of the residents”, he stressed.
In this sense, Delgado highlighted the work of the Regional Ministry of Local Administration through the different lines of aid implemented in the last three and a half years, both extraordinary aid in situations such as COVID or meteorological phenomena, as well as the ordinary calls that have been renewed to, for example, give priority to municipalities with depopulation problems.
He also recalled that in the legislature that is now ending, the PATRICA (Participation in the Taxes of the Autonomous Community), which had been frozen since 2014, has been increased annually, reaching 580 million this year (154,584.25 euros corresponding to Tahal). In addition, the Law of Unconditional Financing of Local Autonomous Entities (ELA) has been approved, a historical demand of these to receive funds directly without the mediation of the parent municipality.
For Delgado, “all of this demonstrates the firm commitment of this Government, and especially of the Regional Ministry of Local Administration, to municipalism, demonstrated with deeds and not just words, standing by the mayors and mayoresses and lending a hand when they need it most”.