Estepona town hall’s “Mayor for the Day” initiative has now got underway. The idea is that local citizens spend a day with the Mayor whilst he carries out his duties. The town hall is very keen to demonstrate greater transparency given the recent history of corruption at the town hall. Garcia Urbano, the Mayor of Estepona, spent one day last week with two citizens who accompanied him on internal and external meetings.
Estepona Town Hall has been applying a great deal of resource recently to track down those properties, and their respective owners, that have either avoided paying IBI altogether or, have been paying at the incorrect level. Within the next few months the Town Hall hopes to increase its overall revenue, from the IBI tax, by an additional 6 million Euros. Although, one has to question what real effect this money will have on the overall budget of a town hall that is over €300 million Euros in debt and has a monthly wage bill around the 4 million Euro mark.
Man found dead after apparently setting himself on fire. It is thought the local man set himself on fire to commit suicide. Police found the man’s chard body in Avenida Juan Carlos I is Estepona on Tuesday of last week.