"More than thirty towns participate in the 4th Encounter of the National Network of Girls and Boys' Towns"
More than thirty towns participated in the 4th Encounter of the National Network of Girls and Boys' Towns that took Fuerteventura to the Law of Large Populations. This means a great change for the structure and organisation of Fuerteventura's Cabildo when giving answers to its more than 118.000 inhabitants with a structure that is reinforced. The president of Fuerteventura's Cabildo, Marcial Morales, took part in the Plenary Session together with the Cabildo's general secretary, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, and the representatives of CC, PSC-PSOE, PP, Podemos and Grupo Mixto, Rafael Páez, Ylenia Alonso, Claudio Gutiérrez, Andrés Briansó and Pedro Méndez, respectively. M. Morales indicated that “this is a key tool for Fuerteventura's development: an island that weighs more and more in the archipelago's GDP” and he considers that “the Island's Government with its structures must be in keeping with the new demands of such a complex developing society”. Fuerteventura's Cabildo's Plenary Session agreed on 16th April last year to start the corresponding procedures requesting for the Canarian Parliament to give the island the title of Large Population. Therefore, the Cabildo agreed to request from the Canarian Government to work under the organisation regimen of municipalities with large populations in order to provide more efficient and quality public services. The fourteenth additional order of the Law 7/1985 regarding the special regimen of organisation of the Canarian Island Cabildos, says that the norms contained in the chapters II and III of title X of that law will be applied to the Cabildos on islands whose population is over 175.000 inhabitants as well as Cabildos where the population is over 75.000 inhabitants, as long as the Canarian Parliament Law agrees to it.