Ask: First measure that he will carry out if he is elected mayor
Dolz’s answer: Continue working for Cuenca and for the neighborhoods, and in the first place to be able to have a successful bidder to complete the works in the La Paz neighborhood. We have put the project out to tender three times, we have tried it because the neighborhood already deserves it, after so many years, and we are going to implement an additional item to reach 1.5 million euros.
Ask: Do you have any veto/red line to form a government?
Dolz’s answer: I would not agree with Vox in any case. We will seek an absolute majority in the governance of the Cuenca City Council.
I understand that the natural ally of Vox would be the PP and I don’t know if also TuPatria, but the first ally that we would look for, if necessary, would be to repeat the pact with Cuenca nos Une. Regarding the PP, we would have to see the programs, but I am not moving in that circumstance (a possible pact).
Dolz affirms that the “XCuenca” plan has no turning back
Ask: Who are you willing to agree with?
Dolz’s answer: I want to revalidate the capacity to govern the City of Cuenca. There is a magnificent mix of parties in these elections, and at the point, the first ally we would look for would be Cuenca nos Une.
It could also agree with other formations, but I don’t know if Cuenca en Marcha (coalition of Podemos, IU and Equo) would be willing to agree with us for the staunch defense that they have made of the conventional train, and for this team the “XCuenca” plan there is no going back.
Steps are being taken to transform the urban integration of the city’s railway land, and if they wanted to agree, we would have to leave out the “XCuenca” plan.
Ask: If you are not mayor, will you continue in the City Council leading the opposition throughout the legislature?
Dolz’s answer: I would stay as head of my group in the opposition in the Cuenca City Council, I am convinced of it. I think you have to take the rough and the ripe.
The three challenges of Cuenca for the year 2030, according to Dolz
Ask: Three challenges facing the city in the year 2030
Dolz’s answer: May we have a livable, sustainable city, friendlier to the neighbours, more pedestrianized, where the neighborhoods are in perfect magazine condition and which has to grow under the protection of new companies in the city.
I think that between now and then the city will have grown by about 8,000 inhabitants. The core of companies is tourism and we must pamper it, but we have to look for other industrial capacities for the city, and we have worked on it and continue to work on it.
Ask: Do you think that voters will vote municipally or will it influence national and regional politics?
Dolz’s response: I think it will be voted in a municipal and regional key. In the municipalities people vote more, that is our letter of introduction. Also in a regional key, which I think has been very beneficial for this municipality over the last four years, and despite the vicissitudes we have been through.
Ask: What do you think is the main concern of your constituents and what solutions do you propose?
Dolz’s response: That the city works correctly, that the neighborhoods do not have deficiencies, that transport works and I work for the youngest people.
In this sense, we have worked in partnership with the University of Castilla-La Mancha, and we have to continue working so that there are greater study capacities in the city and employability. The path we want to follow, that companies ask us for, is a conjunction between training and real work.
Dolz’s proposals for the youth of Cuenca
Ask: What are your plans to improve the lives of young people (housing, work?) or attract young talent to the city?
Dolz’s response: We want to go hand in hand with the Community Board to make municipal land available for the construction of affordable housing, especially for the youngest.
Ask: Highlight a quality of your main opponent or a concern you share with her about the city.
Dolz’s response: When someone runs for mayor, they do so because they want to improve the city. I know her from the legislature from 2011 to 2015, on a personal level I think we get along well and I sense that her presentation to the elections is to improve Cuenca, and if she is mayor to be here in Cuenca and not in other institutions, and work for the city .
Ask: With what three words would you like those who live outside of it to define your city?
Dolz’s response: A beautiful city, wrapped in nature and quality of life. I understand beauty as a sustainable city, which breathes vegetation, for which we want to put more trees on the streets, make more pedestrian areas and make it kinder, friendlier and more livable.