Marbella council has set up a plan to tackle the town's shortage of car parking spaces. The objective is to create 3,300 spaces in the short term, either by building more underground car parks, restoring existing ones or designating official spaces above ground.
The project, launched on Monday, will cost 1.7 million euros. This money will come from funds recovered as part of several corruption cases ongoing into former town hall figures.
The town's mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, said that the aim was to "give pedestrians priority" and make it easy for motorists to leave their cars on the edge of the town in locations that are "easy, accessible, and cheap", admitting that parking prices in the town currently are "really high".