The councilor of IU-Greens, Juan Romero, has criticized that the PSOE is going to mortgage the City Council for the next 10 years after the approval of the new bidding process for the garbage collection and street cleaning contract.
A matter that was addressed this week in an extraordinary plenary session in which Romero insisted on the remunicipalisation of this service that, although it does not imply an economic profitability, as it is that of water, it is socially profitable for Alhama.
Romero has assured that the PSOE has yielded to the claims of the companies, extending the contract from 4 to 10 years and increasing the total cost of it by half a million euros more.
Some claims of the business lobby that already “laughed at the City Council” in the previous bidding process, renouncing the contract when it was awarded and which was finally deserted.
Romero affirms that experience says that the PSOE only makes leftist policies when “it is in the opposition” and not in the government as is happening at the moment with the garbage contract, in which finally “we are playing the game to the companies”.
“And they allow themselves the luxury of telling us that we are suicides,” laments the IU-Verdes councilor, for insisting on the remunicipalisation of the service. “I think the suicidal thing is to leave public services in the hands of private companies,” he added.
Romero insists that a 10-year contract means “mortgaging” the City Council and the successive governments of Alhama for three terms without being able to touch the garbage contract.