The City Council of Batres will stop paying the receipts of light to the electric companies that provide to "defend the rights of neighbors" before the "huge abuse" of these companies and before the "inaction" of the government and the rest of the Administration for the stepped rate of the invoice of this basic supply.
This has indicated it to Europe Press Víctor Manuel López, the mayor of this municipality of 1,750 inhabitants located in the south of the region, which suffered an important fire on August 15, which devastated 192 hectares, as well as material goods of important value. Public as private.
"We are in a situation that is not sustainable, and while the minister of ecological transition, Teresa Ribera, says that it is a problem in Europe, and the opposition of the PP only takes fuel to fire and crisppaper without contributing solutions. For that, if The government does nothing we have to be the town halls that take action ", has indicated.
The regidor, from grouping of batons (ADB), has confessed that he adopted the idea of a neighbor who, fed up with the continuous rise of the price of light told him that he was going to stop him pay, assuming the risk of being cut. "And is that in the municipality we have many neighbors who do not arrive at the end of the month and can not face this payment, since the invoices have doubled. The situation is no longer sustainable," he warns.
Lopez, from the independent party Grouping of batres, has pointed out that when he arrived at the Mayor, all the debts he had with the electric companies, but that now, once the measure has been consulted with his legal services, they will stop paying the invoices. "We are an essential administration and can not cut us light, I do not understand how these companies earn so much money taxing only 6% while cutting the light to families needed," he criticized him.
"The inaction of the central government or its own impotence to solve this enormous national problem is once again manifest the power that these multinationals have in the control of governments, where many of its members have finished or end up as members of their advice. Administration recurrently, "he says.
On the other hand, "the positions of a large part of the opposition groups in Congress before this important issue are focused on dressing destructive critiques by providing demagogic solutions and further twitching more and more informed society, and defending their Own axiom of worse better ", esgrime.
Thus, Víctor Manuel López believes that little citizenship is being able to do "before so huge abuse". If all citizens stop paying the light invoice, the pressure would be total for the electrical, but if they only did it, they would end up with them in a Santiamen through the supply cut, "he says.
However, it aims, the same does not happen with public administrations. "When these do not pay the electricity bill, the electricians have to go to the courts so that they are forced by payments by means of a judicial judgment, but they can not cut them the light of the schools, the consistory house, of the enlightenment From the streets, etc, "he argues to stop paying the bills.
The mayor insists that it will make it until a recess of electricity prices to values that allow Spanish citizenship "a minimum consumption indispensable with contained costs". And with that money he will prioritize other payments "to ensure municipal public services".
Finally, Lopez urges all those responsible for public administrations to take "urgent and immediate measures to put pressure on these companies to stop this insolidated and insolidative insolidative pricing and a society that has been repeatedly reiterated from the year 2007 ". At the moment, as the mayor has indicated to Europe Press, he has not received information from any other Spanish municipality that is added to the initiative of him.Updated Date: 03 September 2021, 13:50