The Marbella City Council has increased its financial capacity by almost 12% in 2022, keeping taxes frozen, “which supports the economic strength of the city and the management carried out”. the mayor, Angeles Munozhighlighted this Monday, after the approval by the local government board of the spending ceiling for the preparation of the 2023 municipal budgets, the fact of having “achieved that increase even in times of pandemic and uncertainty.”
In this sense, Muñoz recalled that this spending limit for this year was 235 million euros and has specified that this figure amounts to almost 267 for the next financial year. “This positive income statement has a lot to do with the economic dynamism of the municipality and with the involvement of the private sector, which has been able to see an opportunity in our town,” Muñoz stressed, accompanied by the Councilor for the Treasury, Félix Romero.
The councilor also highlighted that “because of this, the Consistory has been able to have a 9.6% more around the investment, amount that increased by 22.88% in the last five years” and indicated, on the other hand, that 2022 “has been a good year in terms of economic activity”.
“For this reason, when the City Council has to determine its spending limit for next year, it is based on two parameters, such as the one that has to do with the percentage of increase determined by the Treasury and the one determined by the city itself, such as the real income it has had throughout 2022,” said the mayor.
In this regard, he specified that “these are parameters that have nothing to do with subsidies, or with PIES (Participations in State Taxes) or with the transfers made by the Board.” Muñoz stated regarding the increase for 2023 that “the priority is to allocate it to social spending and investmentsin addition to maintaining and increasing the entire battery of fiscal averages“.