Pedro Luis Rodriguez, the Mayor of Andujar and Alma Camara, the Councilor for Economy and Finance presented the settlement for the budget year 2021. "A settlement that is once again positive in terms of economic results, as it is the only Government Team to do so. They highlighted the achievements in the City Council's history.
This document shows that the Andujar City Council's total debt has fallen by nearly 24 million euros in 2015, reducing its level of indebtedness to 61.98%.
"In addition, we closed the year 2021 with an average payment period of 16 days. This is a record that has never been reached." Camara recalls that the last popular government lasted 143 days, with negative consequences for businessmen and suppliers.
Mayor has stressed that the 2017 City Council was the first to achieve a positive Treasury Reserve, and will be able to do so again in the subsequent periods. The liquidation we presented, with a balance 1,039 653.73 euros, highlights that for the fourth consecutive time we achieve a positive cash surplus and a budget result. This means that we have entered more money than we have spent.
The document also contains information about the financial expenses. This is the interest the City Council of Andujar has paid to the banks for their loans. He stated that it was clear that having significantly reduced our debt with banks has allowed us to offer better and more investment opportunities and have been able provide better services.
Alma Camara, Councilor for Economy and Finance, recalled that 2021 was "a difficult year" because of the effects of the health crisis. A budget had to be managed based economic circumstances.
"Nevertheless, despite all that has been done, over 3 million have been invested during the past year and 97% of personnel expenditures have been executed. This promotes job creation through a significant increase in the Plans of Municipal Employment with several credit modifications>>.
The mayor was therefore very happy with the liquidation that produced such positive results in all indices. "That shows the great work by the Government Team in economic management of Andujar City Council, which accounts are healthy, without having citizens ask for more effort by freezing different taxes>>.
"Politicians are responsible for not indebting the administrations." Rodriguez emphasizes that good management includes compliance with the budget stability rule, spending rule and financial sustainability of liquidation.
The councilor stated that they would continue the process of cleaning up municipal coffers. This began in 2015 when we were faced with a City Council with no options and a debt total of over 57 million. We have since managed to reduce that to almost half. We will continue to work on the transformation of the City, managing our economy responsibly, and seeking out the resources from other administrations in order to invest more and better services and infrastructure, improving the quality and living standards of the residents of Andujar.