The residents of Totana have finally chosen the days July 25 (Santiago Apóstol) and December 10 (Santa Eulalia) as local festivities for the year 2019, as it is clear from the results of the participatory process of neighborhood consultation promoted by the Department of Citizen Participation, responding to the plenary agreement of September 28, 2017.
The Councilor for Citizen Participation, Agustín Gonzalo Martínez, has given an account of the report prepared by the municipal technicians with the conclusions, whose proposal will be submitted to the plenary session in July for consideration by the Labor Relations General Directorate.
A total of 221 citizens participated in the consultation, of which 21 did so face-to-face while 200 did so in online mode;
being 57% women and 36% men, aged mostly between 30 and 49 years.
Of the valid votes cast, 199 corresponded to December 10 (Santa Eulalia), 129 to July 25 (Santiago Apóstol), April 44 to 25 (San Marcos) and the rest to other minority options.
With this initiative, which was held between the past June 28 and July 4, it was intended to designate the local holiday dates for the next work year.
To this end, a consultation was held through telematic and face-to-face collection instruments, to designate the two local holidays that are preferred from a range of possibilities.
In this sense, the non-working days for labor purposes throughout the regional scope for the year 2019 do not coincide with Sunday are a total of 12 holiday dates.
These are January 1 (New Year), Epiphany of the Lord (January 7), March 19 (San José), Holy Thursday and Good Friday (April 18 and 19), Labor Festival (May 1), Region Day (10 June), Assumption of the Virgin (August 15), National Holiday of Spain (October 12), All Saints (November 1), Constitution Day (December 6) and Nativity of the Lord (December 25).
The neighbors had to choose a maximum of two options between the proposals and any day that was not inactive from those mentioned before for labor purposes (you could not choose the regional or national holidays already determined).
The municipal Plenary agreed to submit, after a period of debate, to citizen consultation the days of the local festivities so that the citizens could determine them;
and create a commission composed of the political groups and groups involved to reach consensus on the questions of the consultation.
The online telematic survey has been carried out through the municipal web crossing a series of data with those of the municipal register and covering from the age of 16;
while the face-to-face will be enabled for citizens who do not have or know the computer media.