Legislators from Buenos Aires of the Frente de Todos expressed their concern “in the face of the inexplicable rejection” made by the head of government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, at the meeting called by the National Executive to begin dealing with the transfer of the police within the framework of Law 27,606.
“We are prevented from attending the meeting proposed as established by article 2 of this law since we have judicially raised the unconstitutionality of it,” the head of the Buenos Aires government had expressed in a letter addressed to the interior ministers, Eduardo “Wado” from Pedro, and from Economy, Martín Guzmán.
With his rejection, the president once again expressed his resistance to losing the resources that former president Mauricio Macri gave him at his discretion in 2016, when it ordered by decree a co-participation increase for the City of Buenos Aires that went from 1.4% to 3.75%.
Faced with the decision of the Buenos Aires Executive, the legislators of the Frente de Todos issued a statement in which they asked Rodríguez Larreta to “review this incomprehensible decision and return to the path of rationality and democratic dialogue” since “the rejection of dialogue is never an option, even less when it comes, neither more nor less, than to reach an agreement on numbers that are on the table and that only have to be analyzed.”
“The Head of Government insists on transforming a strictly institutional issue – definitively ordering the framework of the transfer of the Federal Police carried out in 2016 in a defective way by Mauricio Macri- into a political conflict,” they maintained in the document.
In this way, they continued, “prevents us from porteños and porteñas from reaching a permanent agreement with the force of law, which defines the budgetary items corresponding to said transfer, in accordance with the provisions of article 75, subsection 2, paragraph 5 of the National Constitution. “
From the Front of All they remarked the invalidity of using as an argument for the rejection of dialogue the judicialization carried out by the City Government “given that -in no way- there has been a condition for said call, nor does it imply any waiver of judicial action.”
“As Legislators of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires we urge the authorities to comply with an Act of Congress that seeks, neither more nor less, than give legal certainty in the future, to an issue that the previous government resolved by decree and without any serious analysis in terms of budget itemsa “, they concluded.