I have an ideal and a passion.

LET'S BUILD A BARCELONA WITHOUT LIMITS

Mascarell: mayor, people, team and plans

I have listened to you, and now I can say...

I'm disappointed. But, at the same time, excited.
When we shake off the effects of this sedation, the opportunities will be endless. They treat us like a second-class city, with third-class projects. The pre-campaign period could not be less impressive. And 99% of the men and women of Barcelona cannot continue to wait. We are tired of lots of empty talk and no action.
happiness

We want it all

creativity

I have an ideal, a project and a plan

heart

I have a passion

change

We want to charge BCN's destiny

I have a question, just for you: how we are doing?

Discontent with politics and politicians

Mascarell: “It is not difficult to raise the political level. People with values and enthusiasm are needed.”
79% little or not at all satisfied with the democratic level
47% do not care about politics
53% trust in Catalonian politicians vs. 25% in Spanish ones
52% approve of the Generalitat’s management vs. 32% that of the State

(Source: 2a onda CEO)

Unhappy with my usual party. It is neither brave nor ambitious.

Mascarell: “A politician, wherever he comes from, must always desire the common good. Not only that of his own circle”.
86% of the population believes that criticism, blaming and accusations
predominated in the last General Policy Debate.
Only 6% believe that solutions were provided to the country’s problems.

(Source: General Political Debate Survey, Oct 2018)

Hopeful and excited that there is someone with a leading project for the people of Barcelona.

Mascarell: “The men and women of Barcelona (o es deixa només barceloneses) are creative, spirited, and pluralistic. That is how we built the city. We have to get BCN back on track, to make it unstoppable again”

BCN, perspective on the future

(Source: BCN Barometer June 2018)

We do not want a City Government that is constantly staring at its navel. We need a bold City Hall that delivers and demonstrates initiative, one that will go the extra mile for every man and every woman in the City, and make BCN the capital of a Catalonian Republic. It must be a beacon of freedom, justice, prosperity and well-being.

What kind of mayor do you want for Barcelona?

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"A mayor with a local focus"

“I want a mayor who believes that to build up BCN it is not necessary to do political work. One who manages BCN like the terrace of his house, or mine.”

"A mayor of a second-class city"

“Madrid is the capital of Spain. I want a mayor who respects that, and who understands that BCN has to subordinate itself to the capital. The mayor must manage BCN as has been done thus far: as a second-class city”

"A mayor who will go the extra mile for me"

“BCN needs a great ideal and an enterprising City Hall that delivers. The strength of the people of Barcelona is unlimited, and the mayor has to take advantage of this to make it one of the world’s leading cities. The mayor has to go the extra mile for what we are and what we can become.”

"A mayor with a local focus"

“I want a mayor who believes that to build up BCN it is not necessary to do political work. One who manages BCN like the terrace of his house, or mine.”

"A mayor of a second-class city"

“Madrid is the capital of Spain. I want a mayor who respects that, and who understands that BCN has to subordinate itself to the capital. The mayor must manage BCN as has been done thus far: as a second-class city.”

"A mayor who will go the extra mile for me"

“BCN needs a great ideal and an enterprising City Hall that delivers. The strength of the people of Barcelona is unlimited, and the mayor has to take advantage of this to make it one of the world’s leading cities. The mayor has to go the extra mile for what we are and what we can become. “

Governing BCN means fighting for who we are, for what is up to us, and also for what they tell us is not, but that affects its citizens. You are concerned about politics because you know that management depends on it.

We have a right to everything. We don't have to give up anything.

The top 6 concerns of the men and women of Barcelona.
(Source: Barómetro BCN, June-July 2018)

1

The CAT-ESP relationship

You tell us:

Yes, it is your greatest concern. We cannot have a mayor who looks the other way: 62.3% of Catalonians want more decision-making power (Source: 2a onda CEO ’18).

I say to you:

A mayor is needed to position BCN as the capital of an independent Catalonia, to design its international policy, and to make the city a beacon, an international reference point for freedom, justice, prosperity and well-being.

2

Access to housing

You tell us:

The Constitution states that housing is a right, but how does it defend it? It cannot be addressed as if it only affected a few marginalised people. On this issue, all the men and women of Barcelona are marginalised.

I say to you:

It is necessary for a mayor to fight, tooth and nail, against the real estate plundering and pressure in BCN, both national and international. No one should feel compelled to leave their city.

3

Tourism

You tell us:

We like that people visit, the exchange of cultures and knowledge this entails, and the wealth that it generates. But the mark left by tourism ought to benefit us all.

I say to you:

It is necessary for a mayor to welcome BCN to tourists as he would his own home. More tourists? No. Of greater quality? Yes. And a better city for everyone, too.

4

Unemployment / Working Conditions

You tell us:

50% of Barcelona’s men and women work. Of the rest, 24% are pensioners, 11% are students, and 7% are unemployed. 20% of the total lives below the poverty line. Precarious work means precarious lives. (Source: Radiografía sociodemográfica BCN, Dec 17)

I say to you:

We need a mayor who will oppose labour laws voted on in Madrid and that hold us back. BCN must be a city of professionals, a beacon of justice, social and labour, and a land of equal opportunity.

5

Traffic

You tell us:

The problem is not just the cars. It’s the pollution, the greenways, the Cercanías commuter trains that are always running late, and a Metro in need of expansion… A BCN that is ill-conceived and sorely underfunded, hampering quality of life, work, health …

I say to you:

The lack of investment is devastating for the people of Barcelona. We need a mayor with political weight and experience, and who knows Madrid well.

6

Public Safety

You tell us:

Every day there are more and more of us, in a world that is increasingly uncertain, unequal and unjust. We are afraid in the street, about making ends meet, about the future…

I say to you:

Safety is not achieved only through more police. A mayor is needed to transform BCN into a city where everyone feels safe, both on the street and at home.

Barcelona is…

“A city of free, creative, spirited, enterprising and democratic people. A capital that progresses with its country, a beacon that radiates ideas out into the world.”

United in the same struggle…

“The right of the men and women of Barcelona, wherever they are from, to housing, sustainability, civil rights, equality and safety, among other things. The right to live without fear, realising one’s full potential.”

My objective…

“To make BCN a global reference point for free, hardworking people. In BCN everyone depends on others, we are all one, and we are all the same. I want a BCN that is an international beacon of freedom, justice, prosperity and well-being.”

Barcelona és…

“Una ciutat en contínua transformació, una capital que avança amb el seu país, un far que irradia idees al món.”

United in the same struggle…

“The right of the men and women of Barcelona, wherever they are from, to housing, sustainability, civil rights, equality and safety, among other things. The right to live without fear, realising one’s full potential.”

My objective…

“To make BCN a global reference point for free, hardworking people. In BCN everyone depends on others, we are all one, and we are all the same. I want a BCN that is an international beacon of freedom, justice, prosperity and well-being.”

The Mascarell Plan

21 councillors make an unstoppable city hall.

In contrast, a municipality of political minorities, tripartites, a posteriori pacts and lists of candidates without the same plans, make for a sluggish and weak city hall that does not work.

BCN must be a beacon of freedom, justice, prosperity and well-being. It always has been, and today, more than ever, it is necessary to be it again.

STRUGGLE AND PASSION.

FOR PUBLIC SERVICE, BCN AND CATALONIA.

My sense of vocation for service and struggle, and my passion for public affairs and BCN, has changed many realities.
Don't let my calm demeanour deceive you.

From a depressed BCN to a visionary one

From my activity in the private sector to my work for BCN’s City Hall

What did I find?

A city that still suffered from the structural pallor wrought by Francoism. A city that wanted to regain new hope and to exploit and celebrate all its diversity.

 

What did we achieve?

Together we managed for the city to show off its best qualities again: creativity, desire, diversity, effort, collaboration, cooperation and fraternity.

 

What did I learn?

I discovered the character and potential of Barcelona. I understood that a city is well governed if it starts with a shared and well-conceived idea of what it must be.

From a determined government to a self-determined society

From Culture Councillor to Culture Minister

What did I find?

There were great ideals and projects, but disagreements between political parties hampered government action.

 

What did we achieve?

A public cultural proposal for Catalonia. Having a dynamic cultural fabric and the highest budget that the Catalonian Government has allocated for Catalonian culture.

 

What did we learn?

A governar una ciutat diversa. Des de l’Ajuntament i des de la Generalitat, vaig comprendre que Catalunya mai podria fer bones polítiques públiques si no s’avançava cap a un Estat propi.

From a sedated BCN to a universal one

From delegate of the Generalitat in Madrid to candidate for Mayor of BCN

What do I perceive?

A city with enormous potential, but that is sedated, a city handcuffed by a very ideological government, without ideals and without plans. A government that does not trust the city.

 

What do I want to achieve?

I want Barcelona to be a beacon of freedom and democracy, justice and equality, prosperity and well-being. I want to promote the dimensions of BCN as a city, as the capital of the Catalonian Republic and as a driving force. I want to do this by recovering the ideals that the men and women of this city share.

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RABIA CONTINGUDA,MOLTES GANES D‘OMPLIR LES URNES DE VOTS

1.- Per motius estrictament barcelonins: té la ciutat al cap, en coneix els barris i a la seva gent, les entitats, els problemes i les necessitats, les oportunitats i les fortaleses.

🏉 El vicepresident de la Plataforma Pro @SeleccionsCAT, @Sergiblazquezq, president de l'Associació Catalana de Rugby Lliga, homenatjada a l'exterior del #CampNou en la prèvia del @DragonsOfficiel-@WiganWarriorsRL, segueix el partit a la Llotja Presidencial.

📷 @AkimovaSvetlana.

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Sempre contra totes les actituds lgtifòbiques. Amb totes les forces contra totes les intoleràncies i violències que patim com a societat. Per una Barcelona de drets i llibertats per a totes les vides, on puguem estimar a qui vulguem i com vulguem.

Si hi havia algun dubte, avui ha quedat clar: @juntsxcatbcn som l’única opció de canvi real perquè Colau deixi el govern de Barcelona. El #26M us necessitem a tots! Vota Junts per Catalunya!

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