THE Partido Popular (PP) in opposition on Palma Town Council yesterday accused ruling Socialist Mayor, Aina Calvo, of showing “little foresight” in her management of the city-wide building works which are being funded by Central Government.

The PP claim that Calvo is not “exercising control” over the works which are being used by the Spanish government as part of their “Plan-E” to kick start construction and employment at a time of recession. PP spokesman, Rafael Duran said that instead of a well thought out, orderly approach to reform work in Palma, “the main roads are whittled down from three lanes to one yet still having to handle the same amount of traffic.” Duran said his party had asked the Socialists on many occasions to get the agreement of local people before works start so that they are aware of the inconveniences they are going to be facing. He added that building repairs which force people off pavements are jeopardising safety. “It's important to think of people before political opportunity,” he warned.

The PP also wanted to draw attention to the fact that there are no suitable facilities which could be used by the Balearic Swimming Federation (FBN) at the Son Hugo sports complex. However, the opposition acknowledged that whatever premises is chosen would have to be agreed on by the Federation and the Balearic government. Duran pointed out that the FBN liaises with Palma City Council in the organisation of local, national and international competitions held in the capital.


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