Monday, July 28, 2014

Controversy continues in Bigastro

The argument about the cemetery rages on. Raúl Valerio Medina claimed that the new plots there were on private land and therefore could not be sold by the council. The mayor, Charo Bañuls says that nothing has changed since 2006 when land was exchanged to enlarge the cemetery.

She goes on to say that the whole business is a smokescreen to cover up the fact that the socialist councillor, José Espinosa benefitted from the deal by selling 1,500 square metres of undeveloped land for 85,000 euros which she claims was well above the true value. The development of Sector D12 was put into abeyance once the housing crisis hit hard and has not received approval from the Generalitat Valenciana.

This is not the only controversy that surrounds the socialist councillor. José Espinosa apparently paid 5,000 euros for the Christmas parade in 2008 but there are no documents to prove this was the case, just the word of mouth. That seems to be a lot of money for a simple parade.

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