The Plenary of the Estepona City Council Corporation has definitively approved this Tuesday the municipal budget for fiscal year 2022, an economic document that contemplates revenues of more than 109 million euros, puts the expenses at 108 million euros and foresees a surplus of more than 806,000 euros.
The Deputy Mayor of the Economic area, José María Ayala, explained that it is about accounts that include the largest investment effort in history of the city so that the City Council continues to be the engine of the local economy, recovery and quality of life. In this way, they establish the games to continue with the projects committed in the electoral program and decisive for the consolidation of the city model developed in the last decade, which “has had such a valuable economic and social impact for Estepona”.
It has also detailed that the budget maintains “rigor, credibility, the principles of responsibility and compliance with the regulations that apply ”, while emphasizing that it is a document with a marked social character, where the economic amounts linked to aid and social programs for the most vulnerable groups continue to be “expandable items”, that is, they will be unlimited and may be increased according to the needs that occur during the financial year.
In this regard, it has indicated that the government team will reinforce the investment character that has marked the management of the last ten years. Specifically, the items for productive investments included in the budget grow to 22.6 million euros, the highest number recorded in the history of the city. These are amounts for the creation of a ‘Balcony to the Mediterranean’, that is, a large urban space that will open the city to the sea, creating a new and valuable focus of tourist attraction; Items to complete the works of the new Town Hall building, which will bring together municipal offices and improve the service to citizens and for the municipal parking plan, which includes the work of parking for half a thousand vehicles in the Plaza del Ajedrez and the remodeling of this environment.
Likewise, it has listed the Items for the completion and maintenance of the coastal corridor project which is joining the entire waterfront and for the continuity of the remodeling of the promenade in the section between La Cala-Jacaranda. Also, resources are allocated for the continuity of the process of remodeling and beautification of the urban center, which already has more than 130 streets renovated in all its infrastructures and which has meant a before and after in the revitalization of the city through the sustainable development project ‘Estepona, Garden of the Costa del Sol’.