The small municipality of Moral of the Middle, in the hands of the socialist mayor Maria del Valle Luna Zarza, is the most indebted of the entire Community of Madrid, according to the Ministry of Finance, which estimated the debt as of December 31, 2020 at 35.8 million euros.
But also, from the opposition exercised by the Popular Party (PP) in this municipality of barely 5,000 inhabitants, they assure that there are invoices pending payment that do not appear in the municipal accounting that correspond to expenses made “without budgetary credit, regardless of any type of legal procedure” that amount to one million euros more.
The PP spokesman in Moraleja de Enmedio, Oscar Alcañiz, denounces that, despite the “innumerable” requests made by her municipal group, the mayor refuses “time and again to provide information in this regard.”
“As much as it tries to hide reality, the data is overwhelming. The last electricity bill paid from the College is from April 2019, the gas of the Cultural Center has been pending payment since August 2019, and according to the General Account in 2020 only 27.70 euros was spent on public lighting throughout the municipality, “says the spokesman.
In addition to being the most indebted municipality in the Community of Madrid, Moraleja de Enmedio is the third most indebted in all of Spain, only behind Vallada (Valencia), also governed by the Socialists, and Navajas (Castellón), where a local party governs.
From the Popular Party they recognize that when Luna acceded to the Mayor’s Office of Moraleja de Enmedio in 2015, previously governed by his group, the debt amounted to 21.7 million euros.
A bulky figure that, however, far from reducing in the hands of the Socialists has not stopped increasing year after year to the current official 35.8 million without the mayor “having done absolutely nothing to reduce it, quite the opposite.”
“Valle always blames the previous government team, but the truth is that she has been in charge of the Consistory for six years and the debt has not stopped growing and she does nothing, absolutely nothing, to remedy it,” Alcañiz says in statements to OKDIARY.
The popular It also explains that the increase in debt that went from being 869,000 euros in 2012 to 21.9 million in 2013 is due to the implementation of infrastructures that contemplated the urban planning and that, later, the socialist fell, so that the municipality has been without urban planning for six years.
The list of most indebted municipalities in the Community of Madrid is completed, according to data from the Ministry of Finance, Puebla de la Sierra, Navalcarnero, Cenicientos and Parla.