Guadalajara (EFE).- The mayor of Guadalajara and PSOE candidate for re-election, Alberto Rojo, answers the ten questions that the EFE Agency has formulated to the PSOE and PP candidates from the five provincial capitals.
Ask: First measure that he will carry out if he is elected mayor.
Red’s response: I want a second term to give continuity to the process of change. One priority is to attend to the state of some streets and another, to be able to definitively start the Fire Station. Above all, to continue promoting the modernization process that we are experiencing with the arrival of companies, the development of European funds and life on the street.
Ask: Do you have any veto/red line to form a government?
Red’s response: The first thing to do is wait for the citizens to speak and when the citizens vote, will the pacts arrive? Or not.
I am sure that my candidacy will win again. And not only that: we will win and with a large majority. If my project is a progressive and moderate project, it has no fit with extremist groups like Vox.
Rojo believes that the pact with CS has worked well in Guadalajara
Ask: Who are you willing to agree with?
Red’s response: I have governed 4 years with Ciudadanos, a pact that I have always defended as the best for Guadalajara and that has worked well.
I cannot speak ill of the pact and we did not go to the elections saying that we could not agree again because that would mean that the government has not worked and today no one doubts that Guadalajara is a much better city in many aspects.
I go out with all the desire and enthusiasm in the world to ask for a resounding majority so that Guadalajara does not stop dead with a Guarinos backed by Vox.
Ask: If you are not mayor, will you continue in the City Council leading the opposition throughout the legislature?
Red’s response: I do not consider not being mayor, really. If that happened, there would be time to reflect.
Taking advantage of European funds, one of the challenges of Guadalajara according to Rojo
Ask: Three challenges facing the city in the year 2030
Red’s response: The objective is to take advantage of the calls for European funds to make Guadalajara advance on the path of digitization and sustainability.
In addition, the streets must be fine-tuned with an ambitious Comprehensive Street Plan.
Another priority objective would be to continue making Guadalajara a lively city, with many activities, because it is proving that these policies are a lever for development.
These are three priority issues on which other fundamental issues hang: thinking about people and caring for the environment.
Ask: Do you think that voters will vote municipally or will it influence national and regional politics?
Red’s response: People won’t see me waste my time in cheating debates. I am going to be mayor until May 28, I am not going to be distracted.
And what I am going to do at the same time is speak clearly to people: explain what we have done, explain the reasons why we have not reached an objective and, above all, propose, propose and propose.
This is about choosing which city we want: return to a gray, sad Guadalajara without opportunities or continue walking through this living Guadalajara.
Rojo sees employment as the main concern in Guadalajara
Ask: What do you think is the main concern of your constituents and what solutions do you propose?
Red’s response: People care about the economy, jobs and opportunities. And we propose to create employment for the next two generations with an economic policy that translates into new companies and increasingly qualified jobs. Because it is no longer just logistics, but also clean energy, telecommunications, the creative industry or artificial intelligence.
In addition, we propose to continue absorbing the impact of inflation thanks to the good progress of the local economy in the provision of increasingly better public services and to continue reducing the tax burden on families.
Red proposals for the youth of Guadalajara
Ask: What are your plans to improve the lives of young people (housing, work?) or attract young talent to the city?
Red’s response: It is about promoting training, fostering the creation of talent, being able to retain it and generating opportunities.
In alliance with the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, we have promoted Vocational Training with the creation of the Integrated Vocational Training Center at the School of Hospitality and we have unblocked the university campus.
Regarding business policy, in one year seven large companies have arrived. We are talking about 3,000 jobs linked to various sectors. We are going to continue developing land and attracting companies, and in 2027 we expect 6,000 jobs to have been created.
Housing is another important pillar. We just launched 310 affordable, price-regulated rental units for metered rents.
And of course, promotion of sport, leisure and culture, with its own spaces for youth.
Ask: Highlight a quality of your main opponent or a concern you share with her about the city.
Red’s response: I assume that any candidate has interest and a desire to work for the city. Guarinos is a hard-working woman and committed to her party.
I wish that commitment was with Guadalajara, even if it led him to face his party.
Ask: With what three words would you like those who live outside of it to define your city?
Red’s response: I would like Guadalajara to be seen alive, with opportunities, with different alternatives and pleasant in every way.