AFAMOUR meets with the Madrid City Council to address the problem of approval fees in the capital
AFAMOUR has met with José Luis Infanzón, General Director of Public Space, Works and Infrastructures of the City of Madrid, in order to solve the problem in the approval fees in the capital, as well as promoting a renewal in the management processes that fits the needs of the sector.
The Director-General has expressed the active attitude of the consistory to solve this situation.
AFAMOUR has met with José Luis Infanzón, General Director of Public Space, Works and Infrastructures of the City of Madrid. A meeting in which the Association has conveyed the need to solve the problem in the homologation rates in the capital, as well as to promote a renewal in the management processes that fit with the current needs of the sector. From the Consistory they have shown themselves willing to work in favor of solving this circumstance.
It is currently the General Ordinance on Urban Furniture, of 1 March 1985, the one that establishes the general conditions that must comply with the different elements integrated in the urban furniture, both as regards their location and the specific characteristics of those elements.
Art. 11 of this ordinance states that "all urban furniture that is going to be installed on the public road must correspond to models previously approved or singularized by the City of Madrid". On the other hand, in article 22 of the same ordinance, it is established that this approval expires after five years or for as long as the bases of the concession establish, where appropriate.
Given this scenario, AFAMOUR calls for the renewal of management processes, as well as the elimination of the high fees for this type-approval, that reach the 300 eur for each component approved, in accordance with article 5 of the Tax Ordinances and public prices of 9 October 2001.
With the elimination of the fee, a greater number of companies would be interested in working for the Madrid City Council, thus generating a greater plurality of choice in the market.
From AFAMOUR will continue to advance and search, through dialogue with the main institutions, improvements that promote modernization in the sector.