“Outrageous expense”

he Almuñécar PP are decrying the Mayor for the ‘exaggerated’ expense of the Peña Escrita mountain park.

The PP was particularly incensed by the outlay in these last few months, which amounts to 480,000 euros and is part of a grant received from the Central Government to foster employment.

The PP calls this outlay “outrageous,” adding, “In this time of crisis in which we find ourselves, we must use an order of priority where our resources are concerned, as there are an infinite number of families and businesses that have great difficulties in making ends meet, and therefore it is not acceptable that whilst this is going on, the Town Hall spends 80 million pesetas on Peña Escrita.” That is a direct quote, by the way, and not me who is using the Peseta… for a change.

Giving details of the money being spent on the park, the PP shows that 6,068 euros was spent on electrical installations in the lion’s cage. Another 16,000 euros was spent on man-hours and the hire of a JCB to unearth palm trees etc from Fuente Vaqueros (near Granada) and get them up to the park. There is another 30,618 euros spent on metal bars for the viewing area of the tiger cage.

In the Opinion of the PP the mountain park is becoming a bottomless pit into which money is being poured, whilst much more necessary projects in the township are standing still due to lack of funds.

Finally, the PP considers that this money should be spent by creating employment for the inhabitants of Almuñécar and La Herradura, instead of moving palm trees from one place to another.

(News: Almunecar/Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucía)

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