PERE Muñoz, the Palma city council spokesman for the PSM (Majorcan Socialist Party) yesterday criticised the degradation of some areas of the city, caused by the council's failure to spend enough money on maintenance and cleaning.
He mentioned Es Jonquet, overlooking the bay of Palma, as a prime example, claiming that the streets were very dirty and some of the buildings were in a deplorable condition, despite the construction of subsidised housing in the area.
He said that this situation was due to the lack of a proper maintenance plan to keep up to date with the improvements achieved by previous costly investments.
Muñoz said that this type of situation could be dangerous, commenting on the existence of an empty plot of land beside Plaza Vapor in Calle Cerda, where weeds and rubbish are clearly a fire risk in a populated area.
Other areas which have been left to their fate include El Terreno and Coll den Rebassa, and Muñoz accused the conservative council of not being interested in any part of Palma except the historical centre.
Muñoz went on to say that representatives of neighbourhood associations in these areas had asked the council to do something, but all they had received for their pains were fine words but no action.