Residents’ Council says NO to its 2020 Budget and gives it instead to Benidorm’s crisis fund for pandemic-hit families and businesses

Residents’ Council donates allocation to crisis fund, credit: Joanbanjo

BENIDORM’S Consejo Vecinal (Residents Council) asked the town hall to use its €500,000 allocation to alleviate the Covid-19 crisis.
Initially this half-million was allocated to the 2020 Participatory Budget for projects chosen by Benidorm residents themselves.
Instead, the Consejo’s Permanent Committee has written to Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez, asking him to donate this money to the families, businesses and self-employed who have had to cease trading or working during the present pandemic crisis.
Perez thanked the Committee for their act of generosity “which does them credit and demonstrates their compassion and commitment towards the local population.”
The mayor went on to say that the local government had accepted the Consejo Vecinal’s offer and will use the €500,000 to complement the €4 million fund that has been set up to help the local population ride out the Covid-19 storm.

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Linda Hall

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