The mayor of Totana, Andrés García Cánovas, today directed in writing two communications summoning the two candidates that choose to direct the COATO cooperative to a work table, which would be held this Friday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. the board room of the Mayor's Office, to seek consensus measures that allow the creation of a joint list that represents all the affected parties.
The first mayor intends to mediate in the conflict after the assembly last Friday, in which there were serious incidents, in order to constitute a forum for conciliation and dialogue that makes it possible to channel a situation that has become entrenched in recent times.
The councilor explains that he has taken this initiative also at the request and by express request of several partners in the assembly;
and advocates recovering the path of transparency and the participation of a cooperative society that has been leading and exemplary in all its sectors, and in recent years, in the production and commercialization of organic farming.
The Mayor's Office has convened two representatives of the Governing Board of COATO and several other members of the table and almond grape sections, both members of the two candidates who attended the process of election of the management body.
For the mayor of Totana, it is essential to put a stop to this situation by debating and trying to reach agreements of internal minimums that benefit the general interest of the majority of the members of the different production sections.
García Cánovas, who reiterates that his claim is merely mediating, urges the parties to sit down to dialogue and use this tool of negotiation offered to open a period of reflection that allows to reduce the tension and guarantee the future viability of COATO, which has has been a benchmark in this field since its inception.