Changes in population mean fewer or, at two town halls, more councillors.
"It is very important to promote values of multiculturalism in Palma, where there are people from 174 different countries."
With much of the Brexit talk focusing on rights for EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the European Union, it has been revealed that there are more than double the number of British people in Spain than Spanish people in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The number of people registered as residents of Palma increased by 5,865 at the start of the year compared to 1 January, 2016.
Calvia had the biggest drop of the lot, with 748 fewer people and a population down below 50,000 to 49,580.
The European Union contributed more than 3,000 of the new population.
The budget for tourism promotion was reduced, the level of human pressure was revealed, hotels were in congratulatory mood and an ice-cream kiosk closed.
Significant population growth - resident and tourist - was being forecast. The "saturation" arguments were now including seaplanes. It was time for winter tourism talk. And the poor were very much still with us.
For a Mediterranean city, the threshold is set at no more than 120 inhabitants per hectare (10,000 square metres). Forty-two of the neighbourhoods exceed this level.
The third largest group is from the UK, the 15,505 British citizens also being a lower number than previously.
Palma will be recognising International Migrants Day on 18 December.
Emigrating Spanish nationals were heading mainly to the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
“Inadequate, deficient and with serious problems related to facilities”.
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