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New local council team in Mijas finally gets budget agreement across the line

  • The budget for this year has risen once more - this time to 100 million euros - despite a considerable fall in tax revenue

Two weeks after the two ruling parties on Mijas council, Ciudadanos and PSOE, added the all-important support of the one Podemos councillor to gain a majority, the municipal budgets were approved on Monday.

The budget for this year has risen once more - this time to 100 million euros - despite a considerable fall in tax revenue.

Other revenue has increased in no small part thanks to increased works and first occupation licences granted in the town. What's more, the completion of many of these projects will see a marked increase in IBI land tax receipts. This allows for a five million reduction in taxes during this fiscal year.

Significant income will also be generated by the Club Polideportivo Mijas and the licence for refuse collection, control of both of which will be put out to tender.

Despite the rise in budget, the Infrastructure department will see a significant fall in funding, from 8.4 million in 2017 to 3.3 this year.

In neighbouring Torremolinos, an agreement still has not yet been reached despite entering into the second quarter of the year. Last year's budgets are still in force.