Adriana Valverde is the spokesperson for the PSOE at Almeria City Council. She has presented a balanced of all motions made by the Socialist Group to date in the Corporation. There are 50 total, and about twenty of them have been either approved unanimously or by most councillors.
Valverde stated that "we don't want the commitments which have been approved to be lost on deaf eyes", and reminded the mayor that he only has one year to show his democratic stature, executing the agreements passed in plenary "so that citizens have the assurance that what we do, its representative, doesn't fall on deaf feet>>
According to the socialist spokeswoman, "it is futile to have the support from the Plenary" if the agreements are not implemented. This has been the case with many of the PSOE's initiatives. She assured that this meant that the Mayor and his government team were not able to fulfill their commitment with the Plenary, and therefore with the people of Almeria.
Adriana Valverde has outlined the PSOE proposals that received support from most councilors at different plenary sessions, but whose content is not yet being implemented, such as the dissemination in municipal works centers of specific regulations of discrimination at work towards LGTBI persons (approved in the September 2019 first ordinary plenary session) or the facilitation of municipal rehearsal venues for young artists and musicians, and the promotion of their creations through an open and public platform (approved October 2019).
He also lamented that there are approved initiatives that will not be implemented because of lack of time. For example, the bike lane between Retamar and La Fabriquilla. This summer is the last of the Corporation, so all agreements that were not executed over the four years of mandatary will decay.
Adriana Valverde has criticized the fact that only one of the Sector 20 improvements has been made to the motion, which also included a connection with an urban bus route and a bike lane. She also said that they don't know if ADIF has started the appropriate procedures so that the future AVE station will be called Almeria Carmen de Burgos, as was agreed in December 2021.
According to the spokesperson for the Socialist Group, the only initiative that was taken by the PSOE in plenary sessions and that has been implemented has been the repair and maintenance of La Noria and Lepanto streets in Plaza de Toros. He added that this was due to the "persistence of neighbors who made many writings and collected signatures in an effort end the unbearable conditions that they had suffered for years in their streets."
Adriana Valverde expressed her dismay that, in three years of Corporation, "we have presented many propositions that haven't had the endorsement by the Government team on matters such as the improvement La Chanca-Pescaderia's public services; actions to improve road safety and street repairs in San Cristobal or creation of a biohealthy park and urban garden in Cortijo Grande>>."
Valverde stated that these were simple-to-execute, low-cost ideas that helped improve the quality and daily life of residents in these neighborhoods. He also said that many issues are now being discussed in Almeria's plenary sessions. However, it is unfortunate that agreements and commitments are made that have not been fulfilled or are unknown. He concluded that the mayor and his government team should be responsible to approve each motion's agreements because otherwise, the whole debate would be sterile."