La Voz reports that the anti-noise bylaw was finally not submitted to final voting at the Mojacar council meeting yesterday. This is the bylaw I referenced here last week (Why is nobody contesting the Mojacar music ban?).
Instead, the Mayor ordered that a new replacement bylaw proposal be given to all politcal parties for studying during one week before a new vote is to be called on it.
I have yet to find the text of the new bylaw – Jessica Simpson says in a comment here that she will be keeping us all up to date on the Mojacar se mueve facebook page.
The withdrawn bylaw was the one that gave the Local Police unprecedented powers to investigate and fine local businesses for noise, or the potential to make noise, without having to call in external auditors. It also prohibited live music with electronic amplifiers or loud musical installations.
The bylaw would also have prohibited bars from having a proportion of tables outside greater than 50% of the total, which in practice would have caused smaller bars with big terraces to have to remove most of their outside tables. Manuel Zamora from the PSOE said this would have been the nail in the coffin for many of the smaller bars in the town of Mojacar.
I have an analysis of the Andalucian noise law here: An examination of the “noise law” and my attempt to explain the new law.
Jessica Simpson from Mojacar Positiva se Mueve had questioned the legality of this bylaw, and said that it had appeared to be illegal in its sweeping powers.
The opposition parties in Mojacar have united in their call to the Mayor to drop this bylaw in its entirety and draw up a new bylaw in an all party consensus meeting.
Via La Voz.