The Union of Mayors of Mexico City (UNACDMX) announced that it seeks to rescue the Capital Fund, whose resources have not been received for two years.
At a press conference, the spokesperson for the UNACDMX, Mauricio Tabe Echartea, explained that the Federation needs to return the allocation of resources to this fund so that they can be used for works, maintenance of the hydraulic network, public transport, among other services.
He recalled that in 2013 “3,500 million pesos were received as part of the Capital Fund, even in 2016 the Federation gave the city 4,000 million and the last year that any amount was obtained for this concept was in 2018”.
“What we want is for them to focus on the services that the citizens of the capital care about, which are the priorities of those of us who live in Mexico City,” he said.
He remarked that the need for these resources is heightened in a context where, although the Expenditure Budget of the Federation increased in the last four years in 13%, the federal income for the city decreased 6.6%, while for the mayors the decrease in income was 9 percent.
The also mayor of Miguel Hidalgo announced that next Wednesday the UNACDMX will go to Congress to present these needs to the parliamentary representatives, at the same time, they will summon all the mayors of the city and the head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.
The mayor of Benito Juárez, Santiago Taboada Cortina, stated that they will seek to increase the budget for the city, since this will do well for all municipalities.
“We believe that if the City does well, the mayors do well and therefore, we are all going to see a percentage of the budget of the Mexico City Ministry of Works reflected in our municipalities, because that would have to be the same. fair and correct ”, he pointed out.
The mayor of Cuauhtémoc, Sandra Cuevas Nieves, announced that it seeks that its demarcation has a budget of more than 4,000 million pesos by 2022.
“We will fight next Wednesday before Congress for a larger budget for 2022, because not only is the resource for urban works or services in the demarcation a priority, but so is the human capital that serves more than 550,000 inhabitants and more than 6 million daily visitors ”, he deepened.
Sandra Cuevas also reported that she met in recent days with the 14 sectional leaders of the Unique Union of Workers of Mexico City.
At this meeting, they agreed to work in unity in favor of the more than 7,500 workers of the mayor’s office, who are guaranteed their salary and overtime pay.