Palma city council's United Left coalition has written to deputy mayor Jose Maria Rodriguez recommending that the local authority participate in a new European Union urban environment sustainable management programme. According to the United Left, the European parliament has recently approved a new series of grants, covering up to as much as 40 per cent of the total costs, for local councils launching environmental control and management schemes. The United left believe that the city council has got to take some form of action to combat rising noise and waste levels in the capital and should the United Left receive no response from the city council, then councillors intend to propose a motion at the first general meeting after the summer recess. Mayor Joan Fageda is coming under mounting criticism over his management of the capital especially when it comes to noise, building work, road work and safety.