The Social Welfare, Education, Culture and Sports Commission of the Valencia City Council has voted today on the proposal for Honors and Distinctions that the Plenary Session of the City Council will recognize on October 6 in an extraordinary session held within the framework of the 9th festival. October, day of the Valencian Community. It will be then that the full council will take forward the PP proposal to appoint the former mayor of Valencia Rita Barberá as honorary mayor posthumously. In this way, the popular ones seek to close the wound and pay tribute to a figure who ended up being removed from her own party before her death.
In the commission, the last procedure before the plenary session, the proposal to recognize Barberá's work has had the support of PP and Vox and the rejection of PSPV and Compromís, who have voted against.
In this Plenary Session, as recognized by the Municipal Regulations on Honors and Distinctions, different people and entities linked to the city will be honored "for their valuable work and unique contributions to the city."
As municipal sources explain in a statement, the appointment as Honorary Mayor, posthumously, of Rita Barberá, has been decided "to take the city to levels of international relevance and urban well-being not known before or after her mandate".