Arcos de Valdevez, which approved a budget of nearly 28 million euros in 2019, plus a million compared to 2018, the Mayor of Lusitania told Lula today.
Speaking in Luca, João Manuel Esteves said that the plan, endorsed by the majority of the PSD (six elements), "is based on funding from Community funds" and said that the document "will benefit people, families and corporate investment."
The activities and budget plan of Arcos de Valdevez, valued at € 27,863,300, was approved on Friday by voting against the sole opposition element of the PS Executive Board, Dora Brandão.
João Manuels Esteves explained that "qualification of human resources will be a high municipality executive rate in 2019, strengthening the school of social action by awarding scholarships and re-qualifying school equipment."
The Social Democrat said the document also "supports regeneration by providing better solutions for young people in order to get land at attractive prices and build their homes or rent them out."
As for the support of families, the mayor said that it is planned "to reduce taxes and municipal taxes and invest in people's quality of life, either through rehabilitation of public facilities or services, such as water supply and sanitation".
João Manuel Esteves also emphasized "a strong commitment to promoting the expansion of business parks and promoting tourism in the area."
"Arcos de Valdevez's development strategy is aligned with the European Union and Portugal in 2020. We want more innovative, more sustainable, closer, more inclusive and more affiliated municipalities," he said.
The PS city council, Dora Brandão, contacted Lusa's complaint that "again, the Social Democratic Majority has filed a document" late and incomplete, without political guidance, with incomes and expenses only. "
Proudly, the document was delivered "by e-mail at the end of the day", the day before the debate, "when the legal minimum period is 48 hours."
Dora Brandão considered that the revenue from the document is not strictly based on the fact that it takes into account the tax values of municipalities, namely IMI and IMT, which have not yet been discussed. "
He also condemned "the allocation of funds to parish councils", stating that "all the protocols are the same value, 30,000 euros, for all pagasts, regardless of each territory, population and characteristics".
"This expression must be based on population criteria, since Arcos de Valdevez is one of the municipalities of the Viana do Castelo district, which has lost more people in recent years," he argued that the document "did not increase the funds for families"