The Marbella’s population has grown by 2% and exceeds 150,000 inhabitants for the first time officially, according to the data sent by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) to the City Council, which will mean receiving one million euros more in contributions from the central governmentas announced on Monday by the municipal spokesman, Félix Romero.

This has been declared by the mayor after the Local Government Board, where he has specified that “it is a figure that is far from the 158,188 with which we have according to the municipal census” assuming “an increase of 3,000 people going from the 147,958 that we currently have approved to a total of 150,691”.

Romero has drawn attention to the fact that “this recognition is going to be translate into an increase of one million euros in contributions from the central government, through the Participation of State Revenues (PIE), and regional funds (PATRICA), which may be allocate to any public service deemed necessary”.

The municipal official has recalled that “in January all the data that will give rise to the census is collected of the following year and based on this documentation, the INE makes a proposal, which is the one that has just been sent to us this year, and which is subject to a pleading period before the process is definitively closed and becomes effective as of January 1, 2023.”

In this sense, he stressed that “although We will try to make the final figure higher, it is already a milestone for the demographics of the city that will allow all the services to be dimensioned”, while stressing that “the reality of Marbella is much higher and can oscillate between 50,000 and 100,000 more inhabitantsso the closer we get to that range, the more balanced the treatment we receive from other administrations will be”.

In another order of things, the Local Government Board has reported a agreement signed with the Fundación Tutelar Fundatul to manage the car park located on the plot between Postigo and Juan Alameda streets, being “an initiative that we will continue to develop with other entities for the ordering of vehicles in parking spaces that are not regulated, because it favors the social and labor integration of the most vulnerable groups”.

In addition, it has been approved self-protection plan against forest fires prepared by Fuerte Nagüelesa facility that, as the spokesman has specified, “is located in a green lung with a lot of combustible material considered a danger zone, so it was essential that it had it” and it has also been green light to the subsidies agreed with the different brotherhoods.

In the urban section, there have been approved three new environmental qualification proposals for a game room in San Pedro Alcántara, a catering establishment without music in Marbella and a dance academy in Bellavista, as well as four licenses amounting to 2.8 and 1.4 million for two premises and more than one million euros for a single-family home in Marbella and another in Camoján.

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