The discussion for coparticipation remains tense between the City and the Nation. Through a letter, The head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, anticipated this Saturday his decision not to attend a meeting called by the National Executive to begin dealing with the transfer of the police to the capital district, noting that he raised before the Supreme Court “the unconstitutionality” of the rule sanctioned by Congress.
“I am writing to you in response to the call received within the framework of Law 27,606 relative to the Agreement for the Progressive Transfer to the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires of Powers and Security Functions in All Non-Federal Matters Exercised in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Aires. Above allI want to express that we are prevented from attending the proposed meeting according to what is established by article 2 of this law since we have judicially raised the unconstitutionality of the same, “said the head of the Buenos Aires government in a letter to which he had access Télam.
In a document addressed to the Interior Ministers, Eduardo “Wado” by Pedro, and Economy, Martin Guzman, The Buenos Aires president showed his anger at losing the resources that former president Mauricio Macri gave him at his discretion in 2016, when he ordered by decree an increase in co-participation for the City of Buenos Aires that went from 1.4% to 3.75%. In contradiction to his decision not to attend the meeting, Rodríguez Larreta affirmed that the City of Buenos Aires “from the first moment has promoted dialogue and agreement as mechanisms to achieve consensus.”
“We consider that precisely in this case the pre-existing agreements were unilaterally set aside and therefore this Law breaks the foundations of the federalism of concertation that it seeks to promote,” Rodríguez Larreta stressed.
In another part of his response, he pointed out that “the Law manifestly violates the autonomy of the City of Buenos Aires since the signing of the Federal Police transfer agreement carried out in 2016 was sufficient to consolidate the transfer of powers and functions of security without the need for an additional standard. “
For the head of Government, “it is a law that establishes a violation of the division of powers, legal security, the stability of government acts, the good faith that should govern relations between different levels of government and legitimate expectations; and as a consequence, it is intended to bring the autonomy of the City to its knees “.
“In order to mask this intention, through an illusory subsequent agreement, an attempt is made to legitimize this Law within the requirements of the National Constitution, which establishes as necessary the prior agreement of the City as the affected jurisdiction. But this is only a legal fiction intended hide the true purpose of violating the autonomy of the Buenos Aires district, “he pointed out in another part of his discharge.
In this sense, Rodríguez Larreta insisted that “the Law starts from an erroneous premise that distorts any possible calculation, because it establishes that the effective components in 2016 must be taken as the basis of calculation, when the agreement signed that year clarified that It was a transition period and only in 2017 would the transfer be consolidated. “
“We are forced not to validate with our presence the execution of a law that, as we have raised before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation the same day it was published, is unconstitutional and damages the democratic institutions of our country”, concluded.
Days ago, the national government summoned Rodríguez Larreta to the Casa Rosada to agree on the resources that the metropolitan police need to function during 2021, through a letter that bore the signatures of De Pedro and Guzmán, in which they proposed to “define the guidelines of the dialogue process between both jurisdictions, as well as the formation of the pertinent technical teams ”.