Ask: First measure that she will carry out if she is re-elected mayor
Toulon’s response: We are in a context of climate change whose effects we have seen in this legislature with the fire in Montesión, Filomena, the DANA or the unusually high temperatures in April.
To deal with this situation, the first thing will be to create a Department that deals globally and transversally with government action and public services from the perspective of climate change, the Urban Agenda and sustainable development.
He hopes to achieve a sufficient majority to govern alone
Ask: Do you have any veto/red line to form a government?
Toulon’s response: I hope to have the support to obtain a sufficient majority and govern alone.
Ask: Who are you willing to agree with?
Toulon’s response: With all those parties, groups, associations and institutions that want Toledo society to grow and advance towards a more prosperous city, with more opportunities for all, more egalitarian and more inclusive. This is how we have done it up to now, govern for everyone and with everyone who wants the best for Toledo.
Ask: If she is not mayor, will she continue in the City Council leading the opposition throughout the legislature?
Toulon’s response: I do not contemplate that scenario, I go out to win and govern. But I will tell you that my ambition and my commitment is Toledo and the people of Toledo, always, in any field and wherever I am.
The three challenges of Toledo for 2030, according to Tolón
Ask: Three challenges facing the city in the year 2030
Toulon’s response: The challenge of climate change, for which we will implement an action plan in which the recovery of the Tagus River as the backbone of the city will be essential. We already have projects underway for the recovery of the Ecological Path and we are going to continue promoting green areas.
Secondly, we have launched an urban regeneration plan for the Historic Center that we must continue to achieve a lively, residential neighborhood with local shops and compatible with a balanced and sustainable development of tourism.
And, thirdly, Toledo has a lot of potential that we are going to take advantage of to reach a city of 100,000 inhabitants, for which we have already prepared the Advance Municipal Planning Plan that contemplates 15,000 new homes.
It stands out that on May 28 the municipal management is voted
Ask: Do you think that voters will vote municipally or will it influence national and regional politics?
Toulon’s response: Toledo is above everything, above the initials and the intricacies of politics. We work to modernize Toledo by putting people at the center, that is what really matters to me and motivates me.
I am a firm defender of municipalism, of close and direct politics, and I am concerned with what my neighbors are concerned about. My premise is to seek their well-being and that is what is valued in these elections.
Ask: What do you think is the main concern of your constituents and what solutions do you propose?
Toulon’s response: Apart from health and education, we understand that housing, mobility and employment are the great concerns of citizens.
We are responding to all of this, for example by improving communications between neighbourhoods, with the third lane of the TO-23 about to go to tender, or expanding industrial land as the POM progresses.
The proposals of Tolón for the youth of Toledo
Ask: What are your plans to improve the lives of young people (housing, work?) or attract young talent to the city?
Toulon’s response: We are going to create housing for young people in Nuevo Palomarejos, on the plot that the Civil Guard will vacate when it moves to La Peraleda. There we will also have a residence for university students, in the old School of Nursing.
We are going to continue promoting employment and young entrepreneurship and encouraging the arrival of companies looking for young talent. But youth policy also involves expanding the sports, cultural and leisure offer that we have already promoted.
Ask: Highlight a quality of your main opponent or a concern you share with him or her about the city.
Toulon’s response: That question should perhaps be asked to someone who knows him better, like his colleagues from the Popular Group in the Diputación or the residents of Seseña, where he is still a councilor.
Ask: With what three words would you like those who live outside of it to define your city? The vision that you would like others to have of the city.
Toulon’s response: I believe that we have managed to project the international image of Toledo as a modern, inclusive, prosperous, dynamic city, proud of its past, excited about the future and tolerant. We will continue working on this for the next four years if the citizens want it, always putting people at the center.