Supreme Administrative Court condemns Macário Correia to loss of office (updated)

Macário Correia was sentenced by the Supreme Administrative Court (STA) to lose his mandate as president of the Chamber of Faro. THE […]

Macário Correia was sentenced by the Supreme Administrative Court (STA) to lose his mandate as president of the Chamber of Faro. The news has been advanced this Tuesday by the television station SIC, which cites a judgment in which the Sul Informação also had access.

The case is related to several licensing processes, when Macário Correia was still president of the Tavira Chamber.

According to the STA, the Algarvian mayor acted "with a high degree of guilt, when practicing the unlawful facts mentioned", which makes him "incur in the loss of office".

The same judgment, dated June 20, further says that, as "the matter of fact is shown", Macário Correia "has assumed the described illegal and violating conduct, namely the indicated instruments of territorial management and urban planning (PROT-Algarve and PDM/…), deliberately contradicting the written opinions, issued by the technical responsible councilors, and – as also follows from the matter of fact found – without any valid justification for such conduct being verified».

The Farense mayor had been accused “of guilty violation of valid and effective instruments of management and planning of the territory or urban planning”, in a case in which he had been acquitted in the first instance.

The case has to do with 21 processes for licensing housing, swimming pools and rural tourism, always violating the Protal and the PDM of Tavira. The STA considered that "the various illegalities thus committed" by the mayor "correspond to the most serious form of violation of the current urban legal framework".

José Macário Correia was elected president of the Tavira City Council in 1998, where he remained until 2009, the year he won the Municipalities in Faro.

O Sul Informação found that it will be the national leadership of the PSD to take a position on this case.

O Sul Informação he tried to contact Macário Correia to get a comment from the mayor, but his cell phone is turned off.

 

Read the STA judgment here:

 

 

 

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