The City of Totana has requested the regional government to ensure, through an agreement of the Governing Council, its share of responsibility in the financial adequacy of local entities in the autonomous territory.
This was agreed, in fact, in a plenary agreement last October, with the votes in favor of the PSOE and Win Totana-IU and the abstention of the PP and the non-attached mayor, before a motion submitted by the councilor of Finance, Ana María Cánovas.
In addition, the Governing Council has been urged to regulate, by law, the participation of the municipalities of the Region of Murcia in the revenues of the regional Administration, guaranteeing the distribution of resources, in accordance with the services and competencies they exercise. .
Thus, the totanero Consistory proposes the participation of the municipalities in the income of the Autonomous Community through the creation of the following funds: Investment Funds, Local Cooperation Funds and Funds for the support of the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia.
The regional executive is also urged to regulate the lines of a stable and lasting system for financing and, through institutional loyalty and local autonomy, to help ensure the financial adequacy of local entities.
Local entities face many challenges today: establishing an optimal articulation with the other Public Administrations, a precise definition of their competences, the promotion of employment initiatives, the planning of programs and actions in the short and medium term.
According to this request of the City Council, "multiple challenges within a context of increasing decentralization that must be accompanied by a fair financing of Local Entities, since they assume a fundamental and decisive role in the day to day of municipal management assuming improper competitions. "
In addition, it is indicated that it is essential to establish clearly the principles and measures that, from the Autonomic Administration, reinforce the local autonomy and contribute to guarantee the financial sufficiency that are enshrined in articles 137 and 142 of the Spanish Constitution.
In the same sense the European Charter of Local Autonomy is pronounced, of October 15, 1985, ratified by Spain on January 20, 1988.
The constitutional text defines the three pillars for the financial adequacy of the Local Entities that must be based on the own taxes, increasingly limited, and the shares in the taxes of the State and the Autonomous Communities that have to nurture the local haciendas.
However, this last source of income, the participation in the tributes of the Autonomous Administration, has not been assumed with the importance that the Spanish Constitution gave to it as a pillar of financing.