The Bolivarian mayor of Maracaibo, Willy Casanova, installed the promoter team for the public consultation of the draft Organic Law of Communal Cities.
He stressed that this bill seeks to establish itself as the Law of the Republic and will lay the foundations for the construction of the first communal cities in the nation.
He added that, complying with the guidelines of the National Assembly, once the law is approved in the first discussion, the public consultation will be held throughout the national territory.
The mayor indicated that in the first instance, the Maracaibo municipality has 63 existing communes, in addition to the communal proposals and more than 1.800 communal councils, organizations and movements that make life in the city.
Casanova explained that, in the case of Maracaibo, the commission is made up of deputies of the National Assembly who represent the municipality, such as Nayary Linares, who is a member of the Permanent Commission for the Development of Communes, the councilors, the Popular Government System, Directors of the Mayor's Office responsible for accompanying and promoting the People's Power and the spokesmen of the presidential bloc of the Communes.
He recalled that the Popular Government System is the instance that the Mayor's Office uses to link with the movements, communes and social organizations that exist in the territory and be able to guarantee the direction in each parish.
He added that four work teams were installed for the Public Consultation: planning and organization of the agenda, systematization, dissemination and propaganda and, lastly, convening and preparing activities.
The bill is based on the premises that communal cities represent the empowerment of the people in the process of transforming their own reality and the emergence of popular self-government, with the presence of the 5 public powers in the communes.
The communal cities will shape the new geometry of power and a new organization of the territory, with its own economic, productive and human relations models in favor of participatory and protagonist democracy.