The Socialists have stressed that "they should start by exempting hoteliers and businesses from the new garbage tax, but also giving financial aid to other sectors that do not have shop windows or terraces." The councilor, spokesperson and general secretary of the PSOE of San Javier, Laura Gil, has regretted that the Popular Party has opposed in the Plenary of the City Council the request of the Socialists that the Regional Government, competent in the management of the pandemic and who it decreed the closure of the hotel establishments, grant aid to the bars and restaurants of the municipality ". Gil explained that "the aid lines announced by the Regional Government will be almost impossible to obtain by some businessmen in San Javier because they also saw their income reduced a year ago by DANA and therefore we ask that this situation be taken into account" . In addition, Laura Gil has demanded that the municipal government not charge the new garbage rate that it approved a month ago with the votes against the PSOE, especially to hoteliers, hoteliers, sports facilities and retail stores as well as those industrial facilities most affected by the restrictions imposed by the Autonomous Community before COVID19 ". "If we want not to finish suffocating our business fabric, if we want San Javier to not continue to have unemployment growth above the regional and national average, the City Council has to eliminate this rate, at least for companies that are not being able to enter anything or almost nothing.
But they also have to give financial aid to those entrepreneurs who do not have a showcase and whose economic activity has been greatly affected, "added Gil. The State gives 200 million euros to preserve jobs in the Region The socialist mayor recalled that "the Government of Spain has already made its contribution to all productive sectors, for example, by contributing 200 million euros to the ERTES of companies in the Region, but has also made the access criteria of the hoteliers to the benefit for suspension of activity.
But in this battle all administrations have to fight hand in hand and provide all solutions, without putting themselves in profile.
" In this sense, the Socialists of San Javier have also asked the City Council to help businessmen to manage the different lines of aid and exemptions existing due to the pandemic.
"It is about guaranteeing that even the smallest self-employed person benefits from all the existing resources," concluded Laura Gil.
Source: PSOE San Javier / Foto: archivo