As you can imagine, with the initial panic-buying assault and its follow up, Mercadona and other supermarket chains are happy bunnies.
The Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa Tropical has just approved its budget for 2016; one-million euros, but which contains no projects.
The new Almuñécar Town Council has approved the creation of a commission for overseeing greater transparency in municipal affairs; i.e., what is being spent and by whom.
Thanks to the new local-government reform, three socialist councillors in the Town Council will no longer be eligible for salaries… *Sniff!*
Hounded by the corruption scandals in the PP, the Prime Minister, Marino Rajoy, decided to publish his tax returns and order his top party leaders to do the same.
It appears that the Central Government will not be going forward with the plan to reduce the number of town hall across the country – at present there are just over 8,000. However, it is serious on regulating salaries for mayors and councillors.
Thanks to a pending agreement between the two major political parties in Spain, 14 mayors of provincial capital cities could see their salaries reduced. At present the said mayors receive over 67,055 euros a year in salary, which is the salary of a Spanish Secretary of State.