The first time that I ever ventured up to Vélez Benaudalla was in 1982, when the main road through the canyon had only been open for six years.
And now we move onto the two Almuñécar underground car parks under construction – or better said, not under construction.
The Almuñécar PP are decrying the Mayor for the ‘exaggerated’ expense of the Peña Escrita mountain park.
There are further tribulations for the Mayor, with the Public Prosecutor breathing down his neck over his dubious divorce and alleged fraud to hide his patrimony from possible embargo.
This all goes back to the setting up of a semi private company in the late 80’s with sizeable public funds, giving the Town Hall the controlling shares. This company, Tropicalfruits, went bankrupt and subsequent investigation uncovered unconventional and deficient bookkeeping. It was found, for instance, that the company had been buying fruit at a greater price than it had been selling it.