| The City of San Javier has created an advisory and help service to facilitate its opening, which includes, as of Monday, the visit of a technician to help hoteliers open with maximum guarantees | More than 60 terraces in the hospitality sector of the municipality have so far stated their intention to open from next week when the Region is expected to enter Phase 1 of the de-escalation, as reported today by the mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo who warned the neighbors about the importance of individual responsibility during the whole process of lack of confidence, during an intervention in the municipal social networks. In relation to the opening of the terraces from next week, the Councilor for Finance and Commerce, Héctor Verdú explained that the technical service, enabled by the City Council to advise and facilitate these openings to the hoteliers, has studied case by case to facilitate its implementation taking into account the available spaces and security measures. Verdú pointed out that at the moment the known security measures are being worked on, such as limiting seating to 50 percent of its tables, although he warned that the Government of the Nation has not yet published in the BOE the exact application guidelines for opening .
For this reason, in addition to continuing to inform the interested parties once they meet, a municipal technician will visit the terraces starting next Monday to help "in situ" the hoteliers with compliance with the hygiene, health and prevention guidelines determined by the Government of the Nation, explained the mayor of Commerce. Regarding the opening of open-air markets, which is also included in Phase 1, Verdú reported that in the case of public markets, the opening will be delayed until the second week of Phase 1 because, as he explained, the municipal technicians They are studying the rethinking of the markets that are carried out in the municipality on public roads and that should go to limited spaces for capacity control, so that next week there will be no public markets, in order to guarantee the maximum possible security.
In the case of private open-air markets, they may open as long as the specific guidelines issued by the central government are respected. The mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, placed special emphasis on the role that personal responsibility takes on during the de-escalation in which greater freedom of movement is allowed progressively without the safety and prevention measures "that we must respect more than ever to avoid taking steps backwards ".
Luengo also recalled that the municipality's beaches, like those of the rest of the Region, will remain closed to bathing throughout the month of May, as reported by the regional president, Fernando López Miras to all the mayors of the Region in the weekly telematic meeting on Friday. Pact Relaunches San Javier The mayor stressed the importance of the Pact Relaunches San Javier that was signed yesterday in the Plenary Hall of the City Council by all municipal political groups except VOX "which includes 65 measures collected in nine blocks that we can approve as City Council to help our neighbors and facing what is to come in the next few months that will be very hard.
" Luengo recalled that these are matters of municipal competence regardless of the claims that as City Council we maintain towards the regional and state Administration. José Miguel Luengo stressed the need to join forces to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic as it has occurred at the municipal level.
The mayor of San Javier reiterated his thanks to the spokesmen of the PP, PSOE, Ciudadanos-C's and Unidas Podemos "who have put the general interest before the partisan interest to reach this agreement for the benefit of the neighbors." Luengo regretted the unchecking of VOX to which he reiterated his offer to join the Pact. The mayor of San Javier recalled that this is an open agreement with the first 65 measures, which may add others that are deemed necessary and that will be followed up for compliance.
Among the measures agreed is the exemption in 2020 of the occupancy rate for tables and chairs on public roads, the expansion of spaces when possible for the terraces, the assumption by the City Council of the rise in the water bill, the suspension of the collection of the rubbish tax and others that add a total of 3.5 million euros that the City Council will stop entering to inject liquidity into the population.
The creation of a municipal Food Bank, the strengthening of Social Services, and other measures to support trade and job creation,They are part of this agreement that also deals with the reduction of the digital divide, culture, sports and transport in the municipality.
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier