Palma retailers and businesses have joined forces and called for the councillor for public functions, Aurora Jhardi, to resign over her new illegal street trading policies and her sustained efforts to crack down on bar and restaurant terraces and the use of public spaces by businesses in the capital.
The various retail and commercial associations, with the backing of the Confederation of Balearic Business Associations, have already announced a mass protest in demonstration against the council’s policies for 24 or 26 April. In the meantime, they want Jhardi to resign.
The president of the small business association Pimeco, Antoni Fuster, said yesterday that his members are extremely concerned about the line the town hall is taking and the negative effect it will have on takings and jobs in the capital.
They all agree that illegal street trading is not just a threat to legal business but also a social problem which needs addressing.
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