The plenary session of the City Council, the first of the new legislative period, today approved the formation of the political groups, the remuneration of the members of the City Council and the number and remuneration of the advisers.
Thus, five exclusive positions with a remuneration of € 34,000 per year were decided, of which four are occupied by members of the governing and one by the opposition party. In addition, three 80% part-time positions with an annual remuneration of 27,200 Euros and one 70% part-time position with an annual remuneration of 23,800 Euros were decided, all of which are withheld by members of the ruling party. Finally, three 80% part-time positions with an annual remuneration of €17,000 were decided, two of them for PSPV-PSOE and one for Compromís.
The Mayor of Calpe, Ana Sala, will not hold a full-time position and will not receive any remuneration, but will receive 550 € per participation in plenary sessions and 350 € per participation in committee meetings and city council meetings. The Mayor declared that "this will reward the responsibility of the position".
The remuneration and compensation of Council members for attending plenary meetings, committees and government bodies is maintained compared to the last legislative period, when the Mayor, as chairwoman of these collegial bodies, slightly increased. Five factions are formed in the City Council: PP, PSPV-PSOE, Compromís-Verds, Ciudadanos de Calpe-Partido de la Ciudadanía and Defendamos Calpe.
The appointment of representatives of the City Council in the collegial bodies was also decided. On this point, Defendamos Calpe proposed an amendment because this group is not part of any of these bodies. The mayor has undertaken to change this situation.
With regard to the number of advisers, a total of seven have been decided with an annual remuneration of €33,458. The ordinary municipal plenary meetings will take place on the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. and the government meetings and informative committees on Friday. The plenary sessions can be followed on the website.