He National government summoned the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, to the Casa Rosada to agree on the resources that the metropolitan police need to function during 2021. It did so through a letter in which they stated that “the objective of the meeting will be to define the guidelines of the dialogue process between both jurisdictions , as well as the formation of the pertinent technical teams ”.
The Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” from Pedro, and that of Economy, Martin Guzman, were in charge of making the formal call, within the framework of the formation of a bilateral commission to reach a Consensual agreement on the transfer of powers and security functions to the orbit of the City of Buenos Aires.
The meeting, which will take place next week at Casa Rosada, will try to be a truce in the tense discussion that was unleashed between the national government and the Buenos Aires one for the removal of the co-participation to the Federal Capital.
“The Government reaffirms the will for dialogue to define in a consensual manner the annual expenditure required for the effective transfer in favor of the City of Buenos Aires”, they assured from the Ministry of the Interior.
The norm, approved in deputies a week ago in Deputies, takes away 1.18% of the money it receives from the national State from the Buenos Aires administration. At the time, the senators had had loud speeches and cross-accusations had abounded. And something similar happened on the premises.
The approved law establishes that, due to the transfer of the Federal Police to the City of Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires administration will receive $ 24,500 million annually.
This amount is considerably less than what he had been receiving since 2016, when the former president Mauricio Macri, through a decree had increased the share of the Federal Capital to 3.75%.
The figure included in this new project will be updated in accordance with an index composed of 80% by the nominal index of the average salary of the Federal Police and 20% by the consumer price index (CPI), of the previous year.
Last Monday Horacio Rodríguez Larreta formalized before the Supreme Court the lawsuit against the National State, as a result of the law that cut co-participation funds to the City after the conflict with the police in the province of Buenos Aires.
Among its arguments, the Buenos Aires government maintains that its autonomy is being violated and also unilaterally breaching pre-existing agreements.
In the Buenos Aires government, the decision on what to do in the face of the Government’s call will be made over the weekend. Rodríguez Larreta will have a round of consultation with some of his Cabinet officials and will define whether he accepts the search for an agreement with the national administration.
The presentation was only made on Monday because that day the 10 business days of the sanction of the law were completed. The latest is a new lawsuit that had already been filed last September, with a precautionary request included, when the City went against the decree issued by the Executive that cut funds. Now, the law voted in Congress extends that cut.
In the government of Rodríguez Larreta they argue that if the cut is maintained, the city will lose more than 65 billion pesos. According to the position of the Buenos Aires government, the inhabitants of the city of Buenos Aires contribute 22% of the total co-participable resources nationwide and that, after the cut, they could begin to receive only 1.4 percent.
They consider that the reduction is “unconstitutional” and it will affect the security of the 3,000,000 residents who live in the City of Buenos Aires.
On September 18, Rodríguez Larreta filed a lawsuit and an amparo action before the Supreme Court against the decree that took the coefficient of the tax sharing of the Federal Capital from 3.5 percent to 2.32.
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