Torrevieja council is to try to get approval for the municipal budget for 2016 this Friday, some nine months behind schedule. The ruling coalition needs a simple majority at the plenary meeting with finance councillor José Hurtado blaming the delays on sorting out the previous budget which had been inherited from the previous Partido Popular administration. Ex-mayor and leader of the PP group, Eduardo Dolon, said that as of last weekend, his councillors had not even been sent a written copy of proposed budget.
The budget includes provision for taking control of the waste collection service which is still being provided on a monthly contract basis by the Acciona company, in addition to allocating of one point two million euros to improve street lighting in the Lago Jardín, Las Barcas, Las Villas and La Veleta areas of Torrevieja. Hurtado said that if today’s vote is positive, he expects to be in a position to declare the 2017 budget at the start of next year.