The Mayor of Totana, Juan José Canovas, has raised a motion to the next regular plenary session in October in which it is proposed to declare the coming year 2018 as the "Centennial Award title Totana City" and start procedure invitation to the Royal Family for visit of representatives of the Royal Family, namely SM Philip VI to the municipality of Totana during this exercise.
Totana City Council has received, with check number 2016/2318 a written called "Ocal Platform People 's Square" , on the opening of a file is requested to invite the King Philip VI to the city of Totana on the occasion of the centennial celebration of the award Totana City title in 2018.
This popular initiative, endorsed by numerous firms neighbors of Totana, aims to commemorate in 2018 the hundred anniversary of the granting of the title of "city" to Totana he gave King Alfonso XIII in 1918, supported, among other issues, its economic growth and its constant adherence to the monarchy.
These neighbors are asking the Municipal Corporation to be included in the acts of the centenary schedule the visit of King Felipe VI, transcendental event and event conducive to encourage the roots of our history, heritage and projection outside our town.
The greatest degree of linkage of Totana with the monarchy was reached in the summer of 1918 when King Alfonso XIII granted the old town of Totana the title of "city", proposed by the General Angel Aznar Butigieg, a minister who was the War and director General of the Civil Guard.
As recorded by the motion of the Mayor, "Totana has lived along its unique history moments of proximity, delivery and option proposals monarchs, bringing not only their material and human resources, but also the massive celebrations supplications and Te Deum for the projects of the Spanish kings. "
In addition, it is stated that "Totana has a deep feeling, a clear fidelity and a deep respect for the Spanish monarchy, guarantor of principal moments of its history and reference symbol of the democratic process thanks to its endorsement led to the adoption of the Constitution of 1978 and its momentum, the trajectory of a fruitful stage of progress, development, stability and harmony ".
Therefore, as goes the motion, "it is necessary for reasons of time to initiate this procedure in order to proceed with the centennial declaration of this event in 2018 and dealing invitation to the Royal House of SM Philip VI to consider visiting this town along the said exercise. "