Nunes completes 1st year of marriage in chamber – 05/15/2022 – Daily life

In his huge office at the Tea Viaduct in downtown Sao Paulo, Mayor Ricardo Nunes (MDB) has a portrait of him standing next to Bruno Kovas, who died of cancer a year ago.

In these 365 days at the head of the prefecture, completed this Monday (16), Nunes has made a point of connecting his activities with his predecessor, but he has increasingly printed his method of governing: avoiding conflict and keeping the city council as his strongest base.

During this period, in addition to the reactivation of tourism, the command of at least eight secretariats was changed – civil house, culture, human rights and citizenship, sports and leisure, management, housing, mobility and traffic and health -. Portfolio – formerly linked to economic development and work.

Although some parts of the exchange responded to the secretaries’ request to run in the October election, a branch affiliated with Kovas and PSDB regrets the choice made by Nuns. In the case of Anna Claudia Carletto, she was released from the Secretariat for Human Rights and Citizenship. He was replaced by Soninha Francin, who is affiliated with Cidadania, and is part of the PSDB executive.

The lucrative health portfolio, formerly owned by Edson Aparesido, is now in the hands of Dr. Luiz Carlos Jamarco, apparently without any bias.

Other changes, such as the resignations of both Kovas friends Orlando Faria (housing) and Cesar Azevedo (urbanism and licensing), have not yet been digested.

In the case of Faria, who announced his support for Eduardo Leit in the PSDB’s presidential election, Nunes also faced pressure from Joao Doria, who left the S সাo Paulo government last month to try to become the Taukan candidate. In Azevedo’s place, architect and town planner Marcos Duke Gadelho, with a degree in law, was sworn in under the justification of prioritizing the review of strategic master plans.

For five years, Secretary of Economic Development and Labor Alain Cardoso has been living up to the promise he made when he took over as mayor.

“At the first meeting, Ricardo said we should keep Bruno’s decisions. In other cases, the mayor even questioned how he did it. [Covas] Will do such a thing. We live in a beautiful continuum that brings stability, “he says.

Outside of City Hall, Nunes has sought to maintain good relations with the state and federal governments – whom he has avoided criticism.

In March of this year, the mayor signed an agreement with the federal government, ending nearly 64 years of legal battles over ownership of Campo de Marte in the northern zone. The union kept the area and in return, borrowed R $ 24 billion from the municipality.

In the midst of a crossfire between Sওo Paulo and the federal governments, the mayor also maintained a dialogue with Flavia Arrudar, the chief minister of the government secretariat, to pay the union publicly for the gratuity of the elderly. To avoid transportation and bus fare rescheduling – R $ 4.40 currently.

According to the National Front of Mayors (FNP), municipalities will be entitled to about 350 million BRL transfers from the federal government – for which, a bill must be approved that guarantees BRL 5 billion for the states. Ways to ensure free public transport for the elderly.

The project does not yet have a voting date, which puts at risk the projected amount of reduction of municipal subsidies on public transport this year – an estimated R $ 3.5 billion.

Recently, Nunes has been stuck with Sao Paulo Governor Rodrigo Garcia (PSDB) and who will be re-elected in October. From Sunday lunches to carnival-like events and opening ceremonies, both have been seen.

Garcia will seek re-election in October, and Nunes wants to improve his image. A Datafolha survey, conducted in April of this year, shows that only 12% of Sao Paulo residents approve of its management.

“When we add great, good and regular, we get 58%. At the moment, with the epidemic, all the news was about vaccines, deaths. “The mayor said about the research.

On the city council, Nunes has the support of the overwhelming majority. Executive Plenary has been able to thwart the agenda and approve its projects with celebrity.

On the other hand, the opposition heard Sheet They say Nunes has complied with the councilors’ request, placed them in their sub-prefecture, and is increasingly joining House President Milton Leight (Unio Brasil).

In the first change of secretariat, in fact, in August last year, the mayor raised the then councilor DEM Ricardo Teixeira in his portfolio of mobility and transit, a request for an influential late in the transport sector.

“The team has remained the same, obviously the secretary or someone else has changed or it’s out of sync due to performance issues, but there’s no difference,” Nunes said.

Wanted to report, Leite did not want to give an interview, but sent a note through the chamber’s press office. “The mayor knows that if the project is important to Sao Paulo, there will be no lack of foundation or majority, I guarantee,” he said.

Nunes was able to approve proposals for pension reform in a tumultuous session at the plenary, while outside, protesters tried to storm the chamber and hurled GCM (Metropolitan Civil Guard) gas bombs. The text removes the contribution discount (14% rate) for retirees and pensioners who earn more than one minimum wage.

A councilor for two terms (2013 and 2017), he believes this experience facilitates dialogue. “The projects are good. I bring the councilors here, I explain the reasons for the proposal and where we want to go. The chamber has not seen so many project approvals in less than eight years,” he celebrated. .

The list of unpopular measures includes approval from the House to increase the salary of the managing commissioner and to borrow up to R $ 8 billion. Later, the mayor said in a letter to the legislature that he wanted to invest in housing, innovation and technology, culture and leisure, environment and urban mobility.

Councilor Antonio Donato criticized, “Added up to March of this year, the city has R $ 30 billion in cash. Cost discounts, at least R $ 11 billion left. But this is a government that does not do any important work”, Councilor Antonio Donato Criticized. (PT).

“We do not see any comprehensive social program being strengthened,” he said.

In a balance sheet, Amedebista mentions that it opens nine UPAs (emergency care units) in ten months, praises the 100% coronavirus vaccination rate of the adult population and the distribution of 4,420,000 housing units.

In the short term, Nunes will face urgent problems in the city, such as homeless population growth. According to the last survey conducted in 2021, there were 31,884 homeless people in the city, which is 31% more than in 2019. Numbers considered outdated by social aid agencies continue to grow as the economic crisis drags on.

With the recent outbreak of the Cracowlandia stream occupying Prince Isabel Square, the Nunes administration also needs to strengthen the referrals and acceptance of chemical dependents.

In the chamber, the next challenge will be to send amendments to the strategic master plan by July. Last Monday (9), 16th Public Treasury Court Judge Patricia Persicano Perez, in an order, adjourned the City Hall review and set a hearing date for the 27th. In his decision, he noted that people with disabilities and adults are finding it difficult to follow discussions at public hearings through digital channels.


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