May 18, 2013
Macri calls for 'dialogue' despite differences with the National Government
During his opening speech for the legislative year in the city, Buenos Aires Mayor Maurcio Macri called to build the “Argentina of dialogue” where people can have “different” views and have no “fears”.
PRO leader stressed political differences with the national government over the public transport policy, the controversy over the control of the Subte service and the current building works for the Metrobus system on the 9 de Julio Avenue which he considered would have a positive environmental impact “not only because there will be more trees” but because “pollutant emissions will be reduced”.
After ratifying his agenda, Macri officially invited President Cristina Fernandez to attend next week´s reopening ceremony when the Subte A Line resumes service.
Mauricio Macri also questioned the administration of the province of Buenos Aires saying that “more people” from the provincial district turn every time to the education and health systems in the capital of Argentina.
Calling on “austerity” to “protect the money” of Buenos Aires neighbors, the city Mayor targeted what he considered the “judicialization” of his decisions and introduced “8 central challenges” ahead of his administration such as the development of a “social protection network” through a program aimed at assisting most vulnerable sectors.
Among other political mainstays for the capital city, Macri affirmed that the building emergency in Buenos Aires public schools have “definitely” being overcome and highlighted the salary agreement recently reached allowing students to attend classes on schedule.