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Cabildo cuts out jargon over budget 

A new web has been launched to make it easier for people to understand Tenerife Cabildo’s 2020 budget.

The Minister of the Pre-sidency, Finance and Mo-dernisation of the Cabildo, Berta Pérez presented the web page through which users who wish may already access the budget of the insular cor-poration for this year in a simple way and with help for their better understanding.
“This project shows the total commitment to transparency in the Cabildo de Tenerife, one of the bastions of our government pro-grammatic agreements. We have made the 2020 budgets available to citizens through an accessible tool because they mark the policies that are going to be carried out and that directly affect the citizens of Tenerife,” she said.
“This is a before and after. We wanted the budget to stop being that slab that nobody understood to make it publicly available, with total transparency, a tool that will be of great use for those who want to make allegations or contributions to the accounts of the Cabildo, which are currently in public exhibition before final approval in February.”
The insular director of modernisation, Daniel González, presented all the details of the information contained in the new web page and made a tour of its different benefits, including global information on income and expenses, details of policies and programmes, information on how, what, how much and who invests the public resources of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the possibility of carrying out specific searches by keywords and a glossary of basic concepts to make the reading of budgets more comprehensible to citizens.
For his part, the insular director of the Treasury, José Isaac Gálvez, highlighted the complexity of transferring budgetary terms and concepts to a colloquial language and added that improvements will continue to be made to make the website even more accessible.