Annabel Keatley is an English painter living on the Granada Coast. Her paintings capture the essence of Andalucia with her vibrant color and layered textures on canvas.
The interview with the Mayor of Almuñécar, Trinidad Herrera, was given in her office at the Town Hall on the 26th of January 2012. The Mayor was asked questions concerning parking, unemployment and progress on the A-7 autovia between Taramay and Lobres.
Brilliant, I thought, just as the election campaigns begin, I suddenly appear on the Mayor’s TV channel – great for neutrality, but having been knobbled, I decided to go ahead and ask him some simmering questions.
I interviewed the Councillor for Citizen Safety, María Dolores Sánchez, who is also the head of the Almuñécar Local Police. The purpose of the interview was to ask her about the Sunday flea market, parking facilities on the Blas Infante (Market square) and blue-zone parking around town. There isn’t room to reproduce the interview here…
The governing party and the three opposition parties were faced with the same questions. Each responded as they saw fit and the Readers can judge for themselves whether these politicians answered the questions, or merely ‘responded.’
TSG: Last month there was lots of ‘turbulence’, so what we would like to do is put over your take on things.
JCB: OK, let’s go
TSG: There were many people that didn’t agree – did not understand why – the road works on the Avenida de Andalucía had to start just before Semana Santa. We put in last months Gazette that we had spoken with the Town Hall engineer who said that Almuñécar was tied to a start date as far as the grant was concerned. Could you add anything to this?