Reduced Blue Zoning

Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur

SAL Blue Zone OnLThe Salobreña branch of the Partido Popular (PP) are not happy with the governing party over the latest changes to the Blue Zone arrangement in the town.

According to the PP, the Mayor, María Eugenia Rufino, has changed the parking arrangement without consulting anybody; certainly not the town’s businesses, who would be the most affected.

“They have put forward a modification that only benefits the company that runs the Blue Zones,” claims the PP Spokeswoman.

The point is that the modifications will reduce the number of Blue Zone parking places, which may have a negative affect on the number of Blue-Zone workers required; i.e., job losses.

We’re talking about 89 parking slots fewer along Avenida del Mediterráneo from the roundabout (Avenida de Andalucía) up to the roundabout near the park.

A further 247 parking spots will disappear between Restaurante Casa Emilio and Urbanización Salomar 2000 during the last month of summer (September). However, the Blue Zones on Avenida del Mediterráneo and the Paseo Marítimo, as well as from the Peñón as far as Casa Emilio will remain in force during that month.

The company that runs the Blue Zones has justified these modifications, based on the fines and parking sums in those areas during 2014 and 2015. For this reason the PP thinks the changes have more to do with making money than taking into account the well-being of local businesses in the beach areas

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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