The last plenary session of the municipality of Serón, where Manuel Martínez Domene was elected mayor, has made it clear what the concerns of both political groups are.
The former head of IMSERSO, said “a new political time is coming that I assume with honour and with ethical demands, with transparency, with rigour, with honesty, with humility and sensitive to the needs of the citizens”.
The Popular group soon took up the gauntlet and among other things encouraged the new mayor to “carry out an audit of the contracting processes carried out by the Town Hall, so that we all have the peace of mind that they have been made following the democratic principles of publicity, merit and capacity, and if this is not the case, to adopt the appropriate corrective measures”.
According to the PP, this audit has been repeatedly denied by the former mayor Juan Antonio Lorenzo.
The PP spokesperson, Celia Granados, also asked the councillor to “open up employment and service contracts to all citizens and companies in the municipality, so that the same people are not always hired”, in a management that for years the opposition has pointed out as “more than questionable, where family, friends and the PSOE membership card have been the main requirement”.
Manuel Martínez, also a relative of the ex-mayor Juan Antonio Lorenzo, has ten months left at the head of the council to “seek the happiness of the citizens of Serón”, as he has stated, something that the Populares have doubts about, with “a town that until now has been controlled from Almería and now from Aguadulce”.
Granados in the plenary went further, and asked the reasons why they have “removed up to ten people, residents of Serón who apparently have only been placed on the lists to take their families and their environment to vote, as it seems they have not allowed them to take the stick of command”.
Celia Granados was direct with councillor Caridad López, Lorenzo’s aunt, who has been acting as an enforcer for some time. “You, who have been acting as mayor in the almost permanent absence of Juan Antonio Lorenzo, are giving up being mayor, it is not credible, unless they have not let you”. Where is your feminist fight for equality, asked the PP spokeswoman.
The spokeswoman of the Popular group reminded the newly elected mayor of the importance of listening to the people and involving them in municipal decisions, so that it does not happen again as in the last failure of the former mayor Lorenzo, that the remodeling project of the Avenida de Lepanto drafted with his back to the residents has meant the municipality of Serón losing an investment of 600,000 euros, plus compensation for damages, claimed by the company awarded the contract.
With the municipal elections ahead, Martínez Domene will have to work hard in a municipality where in the last regional elections the PSOE won by 15 votes (503 PSOE against 488 for the PP) and where VOX obtained 115 votes.