The PSOE in Torrevieja has laid out their election manifesto, making clear their commitment to foreign residents, in a way that they feel will make up for the lack of commitment shown by the current government for a large portion on municipal tax payers.
Spokesperson for the group and mayoral candidate Ángel Sáez said this week how the foreign residents have never been seen as an integral part of the community of Torrevieja residents, a fact that he intends to change, if elected.
For example, he says, the foreigners office “does not work”, as it is a centre which coordinates the needs of none Spanish residents, but all that currently happens is that a person will go to that office and make a genuine enquiry about a problem or issue, and will then be sent away to the relevant own hall department.
Once that foreigner arrives at their destination, they are then alone to try to deal with the complex Spanish systems alone. The PSOE vow to change that process and when the foreigners office meets a person with a question, a member of the team will personally escort them to the relevant department and offer translations of the process throughout.
In addition, the PSOE will appoint a councillor dedicated to international residents. Whereas a role exists at the moment, it is mostly by title only, and the councillor does not truly reflect or respond to the needs of the community, whereas under the PSOE, that post will be dedicated to deal with the problems of foreign residents.
If elected, the Mayor himself vows to visit all of the surrounding areas of the municipality on a monthly bases, asking residents for problems and issues so that they can be resolved, a far cry from the current mayor, whom many of the residents outside the city centre say they have only seen recently during the run up to the elections, and only on posters which have been placed in these areas, the first time an image of Eduardo Dolón appeared, albeit in pictorial form.
The lack of police outside the city will also be addressed, with many of those same residents outside the centre commenting how they never see a police patrol and never see police cars other than in the car park of the police station.
Similarly, problems of the neglect of the infrastructure will be dealt with, again as countless complaints of lack of street lights and broken fixtures have been promised to be resolved.
The PSOE will dedicate time to improving relationships in the gay and lesbian communities, even promoting an international gay pride day, again contrary to the current opinion of Torrevieja being anti-gay, thanks to the homophobic attitude of the previous may, resulting in a considerable loss in terms of tourism from the so called pink pound.
The PSOE also vow to resolve many of the historic problems which the current government are seen to be ignoring, including waste disposal, street cleaning and more, and they believe that their tenure in government will lead to a better future for Torrevieja.
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