Jurisdictional changes in the municipal government

17/09/2021 - 14:52

Municipal government. Laia Bonet is taking on the portfolio of Mobility and Rosa Alarcón is joining the Board of Spokespersons as the new spokesperson for the Socialist Municipal Group at the City Council.

Laia Bonet, the Deputy Mayor for Agenda 2030, Digital Transition, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, is incorporating Mobility into her jurisdiction, which is answerable to the Deputy Mayor’s Office of Urban Ecology.

Up to now, the portfolio was the responsibility of Rosa Alarcón, who is moving on to become the new spokesperson of the Municipal Socialist Group and therefore joining the Board of Spokespersons. Alarcón will continue as the District Councillor for Horta-Guinardó.

The municipal government is also bringing in Pau Solanilla as the Commissioner for City Promotion. He is currently the Director of Digital Future Society Global Relations at the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation and had previously been an advisor to the Secretary of State for the EU at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, an adviser to the European Parliament and the head of the Cabinet of Management and Communication at the European Institute of the Mediterranean, among other things.

These organisational changes are aimed at strengthening Barcelona’s strategic positioning in the post-Covid context, connecting mobility to the digitalisation, sustainability and smart-management and electrification projects presented at the EU’s Next Generation funds.