The City of San Javier will request the renewal of the recognition as "Child Friendly City" to UNICEF Spanish Committee.
This was approved today by the plenary session unanimously by all the political groups that voted in favor of the motion presented by the councilor for Social Rights, Estíbaliz Masegosa to continue with the work that began in 2016 and that the mayor described "not as recognition if not as a commitment "to childhood and adolescence.
Masegosa justified the renewal of the recognition as a "Child Friendly City" due to the "boost" that it has brought about in the attention to the youngest group of the population during the last four years. The Councilor for Social Rights pointed out that this figure granted by UNICEF has made it easier for the opinion of children and adolescents to be taken into account more than ever through the platform of the Municipal Council for Children and Adolescents, which has 22 counselors between 8 and 16 years of age.
In addition to the two plenary sessions held by the Council in which issues such as Equality, Education and the Environment were addressed, young people have actively participated in the social life of the municipality by starring in the Children's Day events or intergenerational activities, among others, in addition to having participated in national congresses and being hosts of the 1st Meeting of Councils for Children and Adolescents of the Region of Murcia. Appointment of a neighborhood member in the General Council of La Manga Consorcio The Plenary today approved the designation of José Guerrero Sánchez, petty mayor in La Manga del Mar Menor as a member of the General Council of the Administrative Consortium of La Manga Consortium, with the favorable votes of the Government team and the abstention of the rest of the groups. The plenary session rejected two VOX motions on the FEMP and on immigration The plenary session as a whole rejected two motions presented by the VOX Group, in one of which requested the departure of the San Javier City Council from the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, FEMP, which its spokesperson described as "chiringuito".
In the same motion, VOX asked, among other things, that the councils be given the powers of full assistance to the councils.
All the groups categorically rejected the proposal, valuing the role of the FEMP, as did Mayor José Miguel Luengo, who currently chairs one of the Federation's commissions, towards which he endorsed the commitment of the San Javier City Council and the that it defended "that it has always been a source of consensus and of utility for the city councils and for the neighbors". All the groups agreed to qualify as "racist" the second motion presented by VOX that led to the departure of the councilor of United We Can.
The motion called for the reopening of the Foreigners Internment Centers "to retain all immigrants who arrive on our shores until they are repatriated to their places of origin." The spokesman argued his motion, alluding to the "migratory invasion" suffered by Spain, from which he said that "a considerable part is positive in the PCR tests", in addition to blaming "multiple crimes" on them.
It asked to put the Local Police at the disposal of the National Police and the Civil Guard in immigration operations and eliminate subsidies to foundations, associations and NGOs "that collaborate with human mafias",with allusions to prestigious entities.
All the spokesmen of the political groups reproached the VOX spokesperson for the falsehoods contained in his argument and the tone of his intervention that also motivated the response of the mayor, José Miguel Luengo, who rejected "both the substance and the form" of the motion as well as his argumentation "harmful".
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier