The new amendments to the Mijas Public Highway Ordinance, approved in plenary session last December, have come into force and include aspects such as obligation to dilute dog urine on the street with fines of up to 750 euros and the possibility of terrace enclosures with other material different from the awnings, as announced on Monday by the mayor, Josele González.

The councilor has pointed out that these measures are included in a package of up to 17 modified items, with the aim that the norm more useful in daily management.

González has highlighted that “this review adds certain significant aspects such as the obligation to dilute urine in the streetMijas being one of the few municipalities in the entire province to have this regulation in force”.

“In our city there are almost 27,000 dogs registered and there are numerous complaints that we receive daily about this cause, which in addition to dirtying our streets, causes a irreparable damage to street furniture”, lamented the mayor, who underlined that with this measure “we want to make citizens aware that cleaning and caring for our city is everyone’s business”.

Thus, he warned that the failure to dilute urine of dogs on public roads can carry sanctions for the owners of the dogs of between 50 and 750 eurosdepending on the severity.

On the other hand, the modification of the ordinance includes the authorization of new terrace enclosuresbeing necessary for this to obtain prior or simultaneous of building licenses or responsible statement.

In Mijas there are about 190 terraces in public spaces and, as explained by the councilor responsible for the area, Nicolás Cruz, this revision thus caters “to the demand of users who constantly asked us to be able to close their terraces with a material other than awnings”.

In this case, “they should be removable, flexible or foldable and eminently transparent materials and in those cases where there are doubts as to whether or not they meet the requirements, it will be referred to the new technical commission made up of members of Public Roads, Local Police, Urban Planning and Industry”, he detailed.

According to this new text of the Public Highway Ordinance, these authorizations will be subject to the public interest and criteria of accessibility, aesthetics and decoration, urban criteria and traffic reasons and will be studied “case by case, individually by request”Cruz adds.

The modification of the Public Highway Ordinance of the Mijas City Council entered into force on April 14 and it is contemplated for the first time the definition of installation types of public elements differentiating them between fixed or removable and the celebration of shows and other events in the street.

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