In the plenary session of the Córdoba City Council this Thursday, with the absence of PPOE, IU and the non-affiliated mayor and the vote against Podemos, the PP, CS and Vox groups have initially approved, the regulatory ordinance of the use of Project Municipal Municipal sports facilities attached to sports institute, municipal swimming pool in 2022 after filing cases of nudity, following approval by the local government board on April 24 and the acceptance of improvement proposals prepared by the city’s social council and civic movement council.
In this sequence, Manuel Torregimano (CS), Vice Mayor for Education and Sports, has elaborated that “the objective is to clearly determine the rights of the users, as well as to properly manage the municipal sports facilities, taking into account that they are the proper use of equipment, infrastructure and urban furniture and establishing a series of duties and obligations to improve its normal functioning”.
They also stated that it “provided legal certainty to IMDECO that it did not have until now”, while “it is intended to facilitate that the largest number of citizens can use municipal facilities in an adequate and systematic manner and participate in sports events”. and activities managed by Imdeco”.
Thus, the mayor has indicated that “forms of access such as reservation, use of facilities, norms of civic and hygienic behavior necessary for sustainability in them, rights of users, security, equality with the promotion of physical activity and sports” -With the distribution of access, social and cultural promotion and support for collective initiatives dedicated to the development of healthy habits in the city”.
As the representative emphasized, there was “no” ordinance, so “we were forced to remove it,” he said after the governing board “raised a problem with the issue of nudity in the Fuensanta municipal pool in 2022”. . Therefore, “since there are no rules, it is done,” commented Torrejimeno.
Debate on nudity ban
In view of this, PSOE councilor Carmen Campos has expressed that “it is no coincidence that they wanted to implement the prohibition of something that is not prohibited and that Córdoba has no problem regularizing the ordinance”, in the same At the time he regretted that “they take advantage of this ordinance to further their ideology”. In his opinion, “the time he has devoted to this should be devoted to solving open fronts such as the provision of public services.”
Meanwhile, Antonio de la Rosa, IU’s deputy spokesperson, has defended that “the ordinance is necessary and technically, in most articles, it is correct”, but “the treatment of nudity and ‘topless’ comes to an end”, To which he has said that “the right to be naked is part of the constitutional text” and that “the introduction of public morality in the ordinance takes us back to another era.” “There is no point in authorizing something that is not prohibited,” he said.
And Podemos spokeswoman, Cristina Pedrajas, has said they agree with the ordinance, but declared that “an ordinance cannot restrict a right, a personal liberty, and that includes restricting the right to practice nudity. ” that “it is legal in any public place in Spain”. Among other things, he said, “it is absurd to regulate something that has never been through an ordinance.”