It proposes a consensual reform with all the groups following the spirit of the Pacts of the Town, proposed by Más Madrid


The Más Madrid candidate for mayor of the capital, Rita Maestre, has proposed to her PP counterpart and councilor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, a debate before the elections on the Capital Law between the two, with the format that he prefers and where he wants, and he has put on the table the need to modify the norm and update it, with the help of all the political groups in Cibeles, so that the city can declare stressed areas in application of the state Housing Law, For example.

In the Madrid Breakfasts organized by Europa Press, Maestre has highlighted that she and Almeida do not want to do the same things with the tools provided by the Capital Law since they respond to “very different models” but share, unlike other candidacies, ” that the capital of Spain, a city like Madrid, needs powers and a Capital Law that is up to date”.

The Capital Law dates from 2006 and “it happens like transportation.” “Is the public transport network that we have bad? It is not. As the Capital Law that we have is not bad. Has our public transport network lagged behind in relation to the needs of the city? Absolutely. The same It happens with the Capital Law”, has argued the candidate of Más Madrid.

“There are only two candidates in Madrid who want to change the Capital Law. One is Almeida and the other is me. There are many things we disagree on, but we agree on this one,” Maestre continued. “There are candidates for the Mayor’s Office who have already said that they do not want more powers, that the law should not be touched. I do not share it and neither does Almeida. That is why I want to propose to Almeida that we have a debate on this matter, a debate that will help us to agree on what type of reform of the law we need”, he explained.

The Más Madrid candidate has promised that if she manages to be mayor on May 28, “the Capital Law will be changed with the consensus of the opposition.” “Almeida may govern, I may govern, but there are things that we are going to have to build with broad consensus because they are going to last 20, 30 years,” she stressed.

She has stated that she has already shown that she is “capable of reaching agreements”. “I proposed and we were able to agree on some Cibeles Pacts that should be the consensus line of every government. Almeida signed them and immediately forgot them. I do not intend to do so. And I want them to serve as a guide for this reform of the Capital Law “, has committed.

For Maestre, one of the priorities is to ensure that the Capital Law “provides the possibility of declaring Madrid a stressed area in terms of rental prices and being able to apply the Central Government Housing Law.” It would also serve to address tourist-use homes with greater capacity.

“People are exhausted from the sterile noise, let’s do something about it. I’m saying it now: I want to improve the Capital Law to make a housing policy that solves the problem we have in Madrid. I want to improve the Capital Law to guarantee resources and the powers to carry out urban interventions starting with Madrid Nuevo Sur”, in the Abroñigal area, the candidate has maintained.

Maestre has stated that Almeida does not want to discuss what sets them apart. “I know you prefer noise to talking about your management, but the citizens deserve something else, so my proposal is clear: let’s discuss what skills Madrid needs, what tools. And let’s make a common front with that,” he remarked.

“We have to talk about Madrid because we are risking the present and the future of Madrid,” warned the also head of the opposition in Cibeles. In these weeks she has been reeling off the Más Madrid model, talking about mobility, the 15-minute City, housing policies, economic development, major urban reforms and the climate issue.

All these issues have a common denominator, the intention of Más Madrid that “opportunities reach the entire city, that they do not depend on the postal code.” And for that, “all the tools are needed, and one of the tools is the Capital Law.”