| The Municipal Federations will coordinate among the administrations to adapt the de-escalation to the territories | After the news that we are living with the health crisis of COVID-19, Joaquín Hernández, Mayor of Lorquí and member of the Governing Board of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, conveys his concern about the economic and social reconstruction as a result of the pandemic .
"The municipalities are on the front line and we need resources to face the situation that will come after the confinement." Thus, two meetings were held, one with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, where he promised to work with the municipalities and meet biweekly; and the second, more technical meeting with the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Carolina Darias, Minister of Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera.
In the meetings, a process of safe de-escalation was revealed, which allows to recover the well-being as soon as possible and stability.
The result of the meetings was very positive, proposing a committed and responsible line of work.
For this reason, the municipalities, as an institution closest to the citizen, will go hand in hand with the Government of Spain in the de-escalation process.
Process that will be coordinated by the Municipal Federations."From the FEMP we ask the Central Government to recover that surplus that many municipalities have, as well as to give liquidity to those who have economic problems," said Joaquín Hernández, and that joint and coordinated work between all institutions is essential to alleviate the damage from the crisis. Fortunately, the pandemic data is increasingly favorable, so the process of social and economic recovery must begin to resolve.
It will be through a Technical Commission and preparing a guide of actions as this process will be carried out from the FEMP, also creating a permanent information exchange forum that makes clear the needs and sectors that must be answered.
In this way, the State, Autonomous Communities and Municipalities will work together in the de-escalation process. In this way, the de-escalation will take place asymmetrically, since it will not take place in all the territories at the same time, which means that those places where the pandemic has not had a great impact will come out sooner than in those where the magnitude has been more aggressive. Thus, the mayor of the municipality, Joaquín Hernández, met again by video call with the president of the Autonomous Community, Fernando López Miras, and the mayors of the 45 municipalities in the Region, where everything that was raised in the meetings with the government of the nation. "It is strictly necessary that we propose an action plan that allows an effective de-escalation process in which the municipalities are protagonists.
With the joint work of municipalities and the central government, through the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, we will be able to carry out a competent execution that allows us to get out of this crisis, "said Hernández.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorquí