EH Bildu, Geroa Bai, and Contigo-Zurekin in Pamplona's City Council have jointly signed a declaration demanding "a definitive halt" to the parking project on Sangüesa Street with Plaza de la Cruz.
The text, addressed to Mayor Cristina Ibarrola, calls for "clarifying the current situation and the potential outcome of the process" and "initiating a serious participatory process of social and political consensus and constructive debate regarding the improvement of quality of life, expansion of pedestrian areas, re-naturalization, and parking in the II Ensanche."
According to the signatory groups, this process should be carried out "within the framework of the approval process of the Special Urban Action Plan (PEAU), which has accumulated years of delay due to the mismanagement by UPN."
The declaration, to be debated next Wednesday in the Urban Planning Commission, also criticizes "the attitude of UPN and Mayor Ibarrola due to their erratic, unilateral, and irresponsible handling" of this project. This approach has resulted in "numerous problems," warn the groups, who also point out that it could lead to "unforeseen compensations."
In the explanatory part of the document, EH Bildu, Geroa Bai, and Contigo-Zurekin recall that they first learned about the project in August 2021 through the media. Since then, they add, "with a consistently non-transparent behavior, without a solid technical or legal foundation, and a haughty attitude towards the opinions of municipal groups and residents, we have reached a truly regrettable situation."
The text highlights that citizen mobilization has achieved a "temporary suspension" of the project this summer, announced "unilaterally" by the mayor, a suspension that, in the signatories' opinion, is not sufficient for the residents or the majority of the council. Therefore, the three groups demand that UPN and Ibarrola "put an end to their improvisations," definitively stop the project, and initiate a serious and participatory debate process "that respects the views of citizens and specifically those of the II Ensanche residents."