The president of the PP of Malaga, Patricia Navarro, has criticized the departure of the General State Budgets (PGE) allocated to the province for 2023, calling them “insufficient”, while stating that “the Government of Sánchez turns its back on the Costa del Sol and, with it, one of the economic engines of Spain».
In this way, within the framework of a lunch for the benefit of Cáritas that has taken place in the PP booth at the Fuengirola fairgrounds, which is celebrating its main festivals, Navarro has criticized the central government that «Málaga is the third province by the tail in investment per inhabitant” and that it be “one of the few with a projection of population growth in the coming years”.
He has also emphasized that these “budgets once again demonstrate the abandonment of the Sánchez Executive to this land” and has reproached the Government that “year after year they repeat the same items in the budgets because they do not carry out any work or carry out any type of study preview of the projects.
A “laziness” that according to the ‘popular’ leader “has serious consequences for mobility on the West Coast”, since “the accounts do not reflect anything on the situation of the coastal train or on the reinforcements and extensions of the Cercanías service”.
On this same point, he pointed out that “the Government is losing the opportunity to take advantage of European funds to address the issue of mobility” in the province of Malaga and, furthermore, “it does not propose any type of alternative to transport by private vehicle” .
FINANCING OF LOCAL TOURIST ENTITIES
The president of the Malaga PP has also pointed out other issues, at the municipal level, when she has stated that “it is necessary to review the financing of local entities of a tourist nature”, specifying that “these municipalities see their population multiplied in the summer months and have to deal with public services that exceed available resources.
For this reason, he has raised “the need to resort to formulas that allow tourist municipalities to have a greater share in State taxes”, and has pointed out that in tourist municipalities such as Fuengirola “it contributes to an increase in consumption by these visitors in the high season months.
This supposes an “increase in consumption, which contributes to a greater collection via VAT for the State, for which part of this increase should be reversed in the City Council to face all the costs,” he pointed out.