Palma.—At the beginning of next month, the presidents of the various yacht clubs in Calvia which have been hit with a massive 246 percent increase in waste collection rates, will be sitting down for talks, in the company of their legal representative, with the Mayor of Palma.

The Calvia nautical industry has been stunned by the council's moves and intends to try and force the council to back down and ease the increase.
The council claims that waste collection rates have been frozen in Calvia for the past ten years, hence the sudden and very steep increases across the community.

But the yachting industry, which is already struggling because of harsh Spanish fiscal restraints, is not prepared to agree to such a significant rise in rates in the middle of a recession. Hotels, for example, have seen their rates increased by a mere 17 percent and this has angered the nautical industry even more.

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