With voting on May 28, the countdown to the appointment is steadily progressing and parties begin to outline the main proposals they will include in their election programmes.
As part of the presentation of the PSPV’s candidacy for the election, last Saturday the mayor of Xativa, Roger Cerda, announced “a pioneering project“wherein his team has begun working on a vision of the next legislature: the Converting the old Murta into Hotel-School, with a view that they can study within “All vocational training specialties of the branch”.
The old Murta Hotel-Restaurant building has been closed and unused since 2018, when the last concessionaire Lowered the blinds without warning. In recent years, the municipal government has twice floated a tender to operate the complex, but both The processes were abandoned due to the lack of solvent candidates.
The last tender was closed a year ago, when the contract table recognized that three proposals submitted by different companies did not comply with the requirements to take over the management of the hotel. The amount of investment that had to be made to condition the facilities and canon also made it difficult to reopen.
The socialites intend to fit the property as a training center for hospitality, cooking or tourism specialties as well asServes as a catering establishment for use with dishes prepared by the trainees, The hotel has been part of the political debate in Xàtiva for some time. In 2020, the PP proposed to locate a second health center within it. Populares has repeatedly criticized the lack of activity in the building, in which the owner company of the Olympic, Sudeva, was interested, for housing and training athletes.
presentation of candidature
More than 350 people were with Roger Cerda on Saturday Act of presentation of socialist candidacy for municipal electionsWhich happened in the premises of Sanskriti Bhawan. Under the leadership of Raquel Ferrero, 24 members of the list of setabense socialists attended, in addition to the mayor and the candidate, with the intervention of the PSPV-PSOE’s organizing secretary, José Muñoz, and the local general secretary, Xelo Angulo. Current mayor, Roger Cerda.
After introducing the women and men making candidacies one by one, the presenter gave the floor to Xello Angulo, who asked for votes for the PSPV-PSOE “To avoid a return to a past of corruption that we do not want”, For his part, Muñoz affirmed the similarity between the trajectory of the head of the city council and the socialists of the Generalitat Valenciana, saying that “People have to decide whether they want more Gurtel or more Volkswagen.”
The central intervention of the act was given by Roger Cerda, who opened the speech recalling the beginning of the current socialist phase at the Town Hall in 2015 and focused on the “economic and reputational debt” with which he found himself, Cerdà affirmed that economic consolidation was a priority, as the indebtedness of the municipal budget exceeded 100%.This prevented the deployment of policies and investments needed to transform the city.
According to the mayor and Socialist candidate, in the second legislature, despite facing the pandemic, major investments have been consolidated, such as the recovery of Santa Clara for the Raimon Center and bonds for projects such as the new Palau de Justicia and business,They have come to stay.” In the words of the mayor, “since commerce is the heart of Xàtiva’s economy and we need it.”
Roger Cerda said that the Socialists’ candidacy from Setabense is “a list of young people and people with more experience; Honest, sincere and hardworking people who are going to give their all for Xàtiva, since the current councilors have left during the pandemic”.
Finally, the mayor put forward some socialist proposals that would be known throughout the election campaign, Proposals such as the construction of a new residence for the elderly on public land in the Pereres sector, and which, according to Cerdà, “we have already started the administrative file for its construction, because the elderly in Xàtiva need a modern, accessible residence. requirement that complies with all guarantees of a quality service”.
He also mentioned the construction of the Dra Cecilia Sanz Health Center, for which the land has already been handed over to the Ministry, or With a budget allocation of 15 million euros in the budget of the Generalitat Valenciana, for the expansion of the Luis Alcaní Hospital.
During the event, a drawing by Roger Cerda was unveiled. Done by Cesc Roca, the graphic artist of SETA. The candidacy presentation had a sign language interpreter and was brought to life by the musical group Trio Triat.