Costa Blanca's Calpe town hall pays off its debts

CLUB SOCIAL: Bofill’s creation in better days. Photo credit:

CALPE council’s last plenary meeting approved the Costa Blanca town’s 2020 Budget with the votes of the Partido Popular-Ciudadanos coalition. The local government will pay off the remaining €777,168 still owed from its debt to suppliers that had reached €41 million by 2012, announced Calpe’s mayor Ana Sala. The remainder of the town hall’s €5.5 million surplus will be used for infrastructure projects throughout the town. These include the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Club Social at the water’s edge below the La Manzanera urbanisation, designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill in the Seventies. The Club Social occupies the maritime-territorial strip belonging to the state and Calpe received permission to rehabilitate the dilapidated Club Social in2017. Should it fail to do so, Costas warned, the permit would expire but with the €1.3 million cost now available, work can begin there at last.

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