The general budget of the City of Totana for 2012 will be reduced by four million euros to pass the 25 million euros the year before the 21 planned for next year, a decrease of 16.7% , and is based on austerity and rigor in public accounts adapted exclusively to real cash income.
The mayor, Isabel Maria Sanchez, and the Councillor for Finance and Economic Affairs, Maria Jose Baeza, today unveiled the features of the new budget for 2012, which was adopted at the regular full for November and will come into force on January 1, 2012 , and insisted that the document has been prepared with the premise of adapting to the royal treasury.
The mayor called this budget in the industry as "the best in a time of crisis like this we suffer, with greater emphasis on reinforcement and the issues that are important" and insisted that "we have applied the maxim that is not spent more than what is entered into the municipal coffers. "
He reiterated that it has adapted to cash income, so that does not include income from sales of assets or earnings potential planning agreements because, he said, "if they exist, it is unlikely to be a remnant to meet the payment to suppliers. "
He stressed that the principles underpinning the development of this budget for 2012 are transparency, austerity in public spending, budgetary stability respect, special attention to social spending and support for productive sectors.
In this regard, said that the City continues to make a great effort to keep aid to those most in need and supporting sectors, with the collaboration of government, have to generate economic growth with job creation, so said it is "a budget that encourages private participation."
The council said that the activity of municipal services has been renovated and adapted to the needs and the current economic situation in order to be more efficient and adjust spending to meeting the objectives of stability, confidence, consistency and predictability.
He recalled that the 2011 budget established a revenue forecast could not be met due to relapse of economic activity and regrowth of the economic crisis.
Baeza said it has reduced personnel costs (Chapter 1) by 1.2 million euros for the optimization of resources held and due to the reduction of salaries for public office and positions of trust d-nearly half a million euros - and the incorporation of the costs of landscaping services, whose workers have been rescued to the municipal staff.
Has also reduced the cost of current expenditure on goods and services (Chapter 2) by 1.4 million euros, due to the cost containment policy, with a review of all contracts, since it is adapted to a budget income, he reiterated.
The mayor said that investment in construction fell by 74%, from 2.5 million euros in 2011 to 661,288 in the next financial year.
As for capital operations, they have fallen almost 60% since, as noted, will only undertake new investments in the case of subsidized come, so it will keep investing in the completion of the works not completed.
Maximum budgetary stability
For its part, the Mayor explained that the budget is built on the document submitted in September 'A hundred measures one hundred shares "which is the roadmap of government action and adjustment in the coming months and the first conclusions that is throwing the audit services.
The Mayor announced that in 2012 no taxes will be uploaded and reported that in the future, if you have to take further measures to achieve savings of budgetary stability, would take those that do not affect the citizen's pocket and would In any case, of procedure.
He reviewed some of the adjustment measures already taken, as the outsourcing of services, reducing the pay cut released and politicians and reliable staff, elimination diets, protocol and other similar items, review of contracts and the decrease in expenses telephone, insurance, locomotive and rolling stock, among others.
He explained that the adjustment measures taken since the beginning of term are unpopular but necessary and insisted that we continue to devote special attention to social policies and support to the sectors responsible for generating employment.