The government has announced that it will table a bill to eliminate all mancomunidades across Spain. In brief, a mancomunidad is an association of townhalls which in theory gets the neighbouring mayors together to discuss issues and handle certain local services. In practice, they’re an outdated association left over from the Franco days (and long before that) which usually duplicate services run by other branches of the government, if they do anything at all. The Continue reading Elimination of mancomunidades announced, first step towards reducing number of townhalls?
The Diputación has agreed to a request from Mojácar townhall to”assist the townhall” to “analyze the possibility” of “creating a request” for an EU grant to build the proposed bowling centre in Mojácar (which would be the fourth in the Levante). IE: No, we won’t pay for it. Let’s see if the Germans will give you some money. It’s your baby, you submit the paperwork. Given that the regional administrations currently struggle to pay the Continue reading Diputacion will study ways of asking EU for money for Mojacar bowling club (but won’t pay for it)
The PP have now taken control of the Diputación de Almería (think County Council, only useless and very expensive), and Gabriel Amat, the new President of this august body, has started off by firing all the “useless, unnecessary and not needed” positions that he claimed the PSOE have created over the last few years. It’s not just hot air, either. The previous Diputación had a total of 76 positions, the new Diputación has just 28 Continue reading New PP directors fire all the old PSOE “mates” in the Diputación
Today, the Diputacion de Almeria decided to freeze all public salaries for next year and approved a “plan of austerity” for the public sector to save money in the current economic downturn. Later that day, the Ayuntamiento de Almeria decided to spend 2 million euros expropiating two fincas to extend the Paseo Maritimo, a project that is currently on hold and may never be carried out. A further point against expropiating these fincas is that Continue reading Two decisions taken today in Almeria…