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30 January 2016 - Full Council Meeting, Meeting

A wish for truthful politics

An Extraordinary Full City Council Meeting was held on the state of the city this Friday. Our speeches can be summarised as: presentation of specific measures and readiness for dialogue. The opposition's speeches may be summarised as: criticism for the lack of specific measures and unwillingness for dialogue. People who've been attending these meetings for years tell me it's a classic. We all know a bit of play-acting goes on at full Council...

20 November 2015 - Meeting

First "Meeting with the Mayor": Barceloneta

One of the main promises I made on becoming mayor was never to lose touch with the street, the neighbourhoods, or the real and specific problems faced by my city's residents.

As soon as I became mayor, however, I realised this would be no mean feat. Suddenly, my diary was practically full before I had made up my mind. The post involves institutional representation that can easily get you spending the whole day in meetings at City Hall...

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