Defends the “very good health” of the economy of the municipalities and criticizes the Diputación de Ourense for not distributing funds in an “objective” way.

The president of the Galician Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (Fegamp), Alfredo García, has harshly charged the law for the rationalization and sustainability of the local Administration, known as the ‘Montoro Law’, a regulation that, in his opinion, has led to politics “to the absurd”.

In an interview this Sunday on Radio Nacional collected by Europa Press, the mayor of O Barco (Ourense) has indicated that this regulation has upset the way to manage resources in the municipalities, based on “go slowly”, “not inflate the budgets artificially “and, once the accounts are settled at the end of the year, act with the so-called” remnants “(money left over from the previous year) as of the month of May.

“We keep doing that, but what happens is that Mr. (Cristobal) Montoro comes and says: that money in the bank, in the bank they do not give me anything, I do not receive any remuneration, I can not provide services. bank and we can not solve the problems. “The absurd,” has influenced the socialist.

Thus, he has argued that this model of acting based on “the certainty of income that goes into cash” has worked “all of life” and that was the reason why most of the municipalities closed the year “positive”. “We were certain that we managed well,” he added.

Despite acknowledging that “there were abuses” by municipalities that administered “wrong”, Garcia criticizes the spending law to establish that “nobody” can “spend anything.” “You can not spend the one you cannot spend, but the one that pays suppliers, has a small debt, complies with the stability law, why not spend what is left over?” He asked.


Garcia has indicated that, over the years, municipalities have been assuming powers to try to solve “the problems that nobody solved” that arose from their neighbors, who have, as you remember, the local as the closest administration.

“We were gathering competences in services for which we did not have competences, above all, now the central government comes to tell us what we do by providing services for which we are not competent, politics has reached absurdity,” he lamented.


Questioned on the situation that the municipalities are going through economically, Alfredo García has indicated that they enjoy “very good health”, although there may be “some exception” such as the case of the municipality of Os Blancos (Ourense), which has had to be intervened by the deputation.

Regarding the relationship between the councils and municipalities, has urged the Provincial de Ourense to follow in the footsteps of other provincial governments in Galicia, where it has opted for “a new model” to ensure the distribution of funds “with objective criteria ”


On the other hand, Alfredo Garcia has also taken advantage of the interview on Sunday to claim that the Regional Law on animal welfare and protection – which comes into force in the coming days – comes accompanied by a budget for the municipalities, as these will be the ones in charge of putting “more money” for its application since they are the owners of the majority of animal reception centers.

“Any service or service transferred to municipalities has to be accompanied by the corresponding economic endowment,” said García, who has argued that the new regulations restrict the slaughter of animals so that the population of shelters will grow with the consequent increase in management cost for its holders.