Residents of Nerja are understandably unhappy at the prospect of a three euro per month “rubbish tax”.
Under the new plan, residents will be charged an extra fee to collect their rubbish as the town hall is broke, with debts of 4.8 million euros.
The fee is set to be introduced from 2013 as the town hall aims to reduce it’s debts, hoping that the fee will raise over half a million euros annually.
Finance councillor Antonio Villaclaras justified the charge saying he had “no choice”, and pointed out that the charge was substantially lower than some other town halls in the Axarquia are charging.
Opposition parties have criticised the move, saying Mayor Jose Albert Armijo has broken his election promises.
They say that he undertook to freeze taxes and rates.
Original article at The Olive Press