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The twinning of San Javier with the Portuguese city Ponto do Sor will promote the project "San Javier, city of the air" (10/10/2019)

The “San Javier, city of the air” project goes one step further with the twinning of the municipality of San Javier with that of Ponto do Sor, a city in the Portuguese Alentejo region that stands out for its important aeronautical industry.

The Plenary Session of the City Council unanimously approved this twinning, which as explained by the councilor responsible for the project, Rubén Pérez, has as its ultimate objective the joint organization of an annual international aeronautical fair that would take place alternately in the two cities, taking advantage of the facilities of the old airport in the case of San Javier.

The agreement adopted by the Plenary will allow to initiate the twinning file between the two cities to work on an exchange of experiences and promote mutual cooperation “given the similarities between the two cities marked by the importance of aeronautical culture,” explained Rubén Pérez which will chair the twinning committee.

Ponto do Sor houses several aeronautical industries, as well as an outstanding pilot school and an important airport, as well as experience in aeronautical fairs as the headquarters of the Portugal Air Summit.

Perez said that twinning would be a principle of collaboration and cooperation until the joint organization of an international fair “a complex project that requires everyone's involvement” is reached.

San Javier adheres to the Code of Good Local Government promoted by the FEMP

The Plenary held today also unanimously approved the proposal presented by the Councilor for Citizen Participation and Transparency, Isabel Madrid, for the accession of the City Council of San Javier to the Code of Good Local Government promoted by the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.

Raising the standards of transparency and conduct of elected officials in favor of greater citizen confidence in the local institution is the objective of this Code, explained Isabel Madrid.

The Code affects the improvement of local democracy, ethical commitments in matters of conflict of interest, regime of incompatibilities and remuneration, relations between elected officials and public employees and measures to improve participatory democracy, explained the mayor.

Tax bonuses for those affected by floods

The Plenary approved unanimously of all political groups the tax subsidies announced by the Councilor for Finance, Héctor Verdú, aimed at those affected by the floods, such as the 95 percent bonus in the ICIO for damage repair works caused by real estate and up to 70 percent of the IBI for companies with catastrophic damage.

Likewise, a modification of the ordinance was approved that will allow extending the voluntary payment period of the IBI in case of catastrophe, which for technical reasons cannot be applied at this time, said the mayor Héctor Verdú, who recalled that the City Council has arrived in the tax bonuses as far as the Local Haciendas Law allows.

Among other matters, the Plenary took note of the appointment of Isabel Madrid as pediatric mayor of El Mirador;

Sergio Martínez as pediatric mayor of La Grajuela and José Guerrero as pediatric mayor of La Manga del Mar Menor.

The Plenary rejected with the vote against the rest of the municipal political group a motion presented by Vox against the draft of the future Statute of Autonomy of the Region of Murcia.

Similarly, a motion on climate emergency was rejected in the municipality of San Javier presented by the Socialist group with the vote against Vox and the Popular Party whose spokesman, Antonio Martínez, recalled the municipal commitment in the fight against climate change through the development of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

The Popular group, after showing its agreement with the exhibition side of the motion, rejected the creation of a political commission on the matter as proposed by the text that received the support of Citizens-C's and the Mixed group, composed of a Councilor of United We can.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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