Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bigastro described as hostile

Bigastro town council has been declared “hostile” by the Síndic de Greuges of the Valencian Community* because it has failed to provide documentation about reasons for the delays in urbanising Sector D-6.

The Sindicatura were acting on a complaint made by one of the companies building in Sector D-6, Sol Levante del Mediterráneo, that their rights were being harmed by the problems surrounding the city planning in this sector and the subsequent delays these have caused. As a result, the Sindicatura requested documentation from the mayor of Bigastro explaining the delay on three occasions but have not received it.

As a result, José Cholbi for the Sindic de Greuges says that Bigastro will be included under the section “Hostile Administrations” in the Annual Report that the Defensor del Pueblo de la Comunidad Valenciana will produce in Cortes Valencianas for the deputies and the press to read.

The spokesperson for the Popular Party in Bigastro, Aurelio Murcia describes this as "a shame for Bigastro” but adds that he is not surprised because he says the whole issue of problems in Sector D-6 have been clouded over by the socialist party. Rather cynically he says that next, the council will be refusing to provide documentation to the courts. Murcia believes that by using delaying tactics, Medina hopes that the problems will all be forgotten. Clearly this is not going to be the case.

As you might expect, Murcia is now calling for the resignation of the mayor which he says is the only solution because the mayor has refused to provide information to the people of Bigastro, the opposition party and now to a prestigious institution. Murcia concludes by saying that this refusal on the part of the mayor only arouses suspicion about what he might be trying to cover up.

* The Síndico de Agravios de la Comunidad Valenciana (in Valenciano, the Síndic de Greuges de la Comunitat Valenciana) is the name given to the Ombudsman of Valencia in Spain and is based in Alicante.

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