Proposals from the full council meeting of 29 November 2019November’s full council meeting approved three opposition proposals, including the municipal agreement to regulate the rent of rooms let individually as tourist accommodation. Four institutional declarations were also read out.
The JxCat municipal group presented the full council with a proposal calling on the municipal government to implement a flat-rate price for taking payment of tax and duties and periodic charges. The proposal was approved with votes from ERC, JxCat, the PP and BCN Canvi, with BComú and the PSC abstaining.
Cs put forward a proposal calling for a bigger budget for awareness campaigns on respect towards others, cleaning, local people’s hours of rest, respect for urban furniture, coexistence and commercial activity. The proposal also called for action against any unauthorised occupation of pubic highways. The proposal was rejected, with the favourable votes of Cs, the PP and BCN Canvi outweighed by votes against the proposal by ERC, BComú, the PSC and JxCat.
The PP put forward a proposal calling on the municipal government to assume the cleaning of graffiti, posters and stickers on street furniture, particularly offensive or political material. The proposal was also rejected, receiving favourable votes from Cs, the PP and BCN Canvi, while ERC, BComú, the PSC and JxCat all voted against it.
BCN Canvi asked the full council to urge the municipal government to implement a plan to offset and resolve the drop in turnover among businesses caused by damage to shop furnishings during the protests in the autumn. The proposal was approved with favourable votes from BComú, the PSC, Cs, the PP and BC Canvi, with ERC and JxCat voting against it.
ERC presented content for an institutional declaration backing the regulation of rooms rented out individually for tourists and calling on the Government of Catalonia to include shared homes in Catalonia’s legally regulated tourism sector. The text also calls for a municipal by-law setting out the requisites, and for the licence to be obligatory. The proposal was approved with positive votes from all municipal groups except the PP, which abstained.
Institutional declarations were read out on the following:
- Condemn the coup and the escalation of violence in Bolivia.
- Renew the commitment to children’s rights (on the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child).
- Reiterate the need to comply with the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- Recognise the scientist Margarita Salas.