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Palma.—The Palma Federation of Resident Associations yesterday lodged an administrative appeal, as threatened last week, against Palma City Council’s new Good Citizen Law which is in the process of being introduced across the municipality.

President of the Federation, Joan Forteza, explained yesterday that they had been left with no solution but to take the matter up with the Balearic High Court "because we have tried to talk to the council but they ignored us and our recommendations."

The Federation, which represents 16 residents associations, maintains that the introduction of the new law is a political move with PP thinking ahead of next year’s local elections and will in fact do little to improve the quality of life in the municipality.

"The only problem area is the Playa de Palma, so why does the rest of the municipality have to be tarnished with the same brush?" Forteza said.

Palma Councillor for Tourism, Alvaro Gijon, responded by claiming that the new law has had positive results along the Palma de Palma and will do across the municipality once it is fully introduced at the end of the summer. He also said the fines are the lowest in Spain.