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MEETING WITH MR. COBO, COUNCILLOR OF THE AYUNTAMIENTO, IN CHARGE OF COSTA ESURI AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF EUC COSTA ESURI
On December 20 CERA’s President, the Secretary and a Committee member, met with Councilman D. Juan Francisco Cobo at the Town Hall.
This meeting had been requested by the President following the publication on the EUC Costa Esuri website of the minutes of its Governing Council meeting held on 27 November.
Those minutes recorded that the current administrator MR Managering Madrid SL will cease its activity at the end of its contract on February 23, 2024. Following which, the EUC Council proceeded to ask to five firms of Ayamonte to submit offers for the provision of the administration and legal advice service. The minutes do not provide information on the specifications required or on the offers received, nor on the estimated value of the contract or on the amounts forwarded by those firms.
According to the minutes, two of the firms contacted did not submit an offer, a third did it after the deadline and out of the other two the Governing Council selected Fincas Esury SL No information is provided regarding the amount offered or the conditions of the contract.
It’s also stated in the minutes that the councillor representing the City Council expressed at the meeting his disagreement with the procedure followed, since the Mayor himself had offered the Town Hall’s collaboration for the selection of the administrator after following a public and transparent procedure.
CERA wants the new administrator to be a competent and effective professional, with experience, with qualified human resources and appropriate technical means to carry out the necessary functions. We believe that the cheapest offer should not be chosen but the one with the best quality/price ratio.
The CERA Committee meeting held on December 16, agreed to challenge the procedure followed for the selection and appointment of the new administrator on the grounds that the needs to be met had not been defined beforehand.To safeguard free competition and equal treatment of all candidates, To give sufficient publicity, their lack of transparency and ignorance of the selection criteria for the most advantageous offer.
In addition, we believe that the current EUC’s Governing Council has expired because more than two years have passed since its appointment. They have not called an Extraordinary General Meeting, as required by the EUC’s Statutes, to renew the mandate of the Governing Council because they did not want to. We believe that the appointment of the new administrator should be by appointment of the General Assembly, since it is in practice the main administrative body.
This decision is transmitted to Mr. Cobo, indicating that we will request the annulment of the agreement adopted by the Governing Council and that a transparent public administrator selection process be initiated as soon as possible.
We took advantage of the meeting to reiterate our demands for a civic-social-cultural center on Costa Esuri, to correct the anomalies that we observed in the celebration of the EUC’s General Meetings, the lack of clarity of the Annual Accounts presented, the poor accounting of EUC revenues and the scandalous amount of outstanding fees, in excess of €5.4 million.
We also explained the need to adapt the Statutes of the EUC to the new and numerous laws approved after its drafting and approval in 2008, correcting the inconsistencies contained in them and the lack of specificity of some important issues that avoid different interpretations to the detriment of the general interest.
Mr. Cobo listened to our explanations and concerns, offered his collaboration and expressed his interest in the proper functioning of the EUC and seek and find solutions for so many issues.
We must give a margin of confidence and wait to see the performance of the Ayamonte City Council, which as a guardianship body must ensure with good judgment its proper functioning within the correct legal framework.
The CERA President
Nieves Gómez Rey