Motril Fiesta Budget Drastically Reduced

Monday, August 5, 2013
By Hugh MacArthur

The Motril budget for the summer fiestas has been reduced by 61% in the last three years.

The 2013 fiestas, which will run from the 9th to the 16th, will have no big-name concerts but will retain the firework display.

The Mayor, Luisa Garcia, recognises that the summer fiestas will be on ‘a shoe string,’ but would “lose not one iota of quality nor festive spirit” – this achievement, she considers, is the result of “perfect coordination between the different councillor departments within the Town Hall.”

This year’s budget amounts to 75,600 euros, which is 21% down on last year. This year they got the Town Hall’s own Graphics Department to knock up the poster, for example.

Motril, following the lead of Almuñécar, will have a daytime fair, as well, lasting until the 11th and will be located both on the Plaza d la Aurora and the Plaza de la Cruz Verde.

Editorial Comment: Daytime fiestas, which is little more than temporary bars set up to cream off the summer takings from the struggling local businesses are an insult to taxpaying local businesses.

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

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