The Mayor has a meeting with representatives of foreign associations

/ Tuesday, 01 July 2014 / Published in News

The Mayor has a meeting with representatives of foreign associations to inform them about the Town Council’s census registration campaign

The Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, held a meeting this morning with representatives of foreigner associations within the town for the purposes of informing them about the new census registration campaign launched by the Town Council and to explain the benefits that come with being registered on the town census.

To this effect, the Mayor explained that “the goal we set ourselves in Government is to get the 145.000 people currently registered up to 150.000, which will enable us to obtain a higher level of funding from other administrations and more facilities for the town, thereby providing a better service”.

Muñoz pointed out that the funding lines direct to Town Councils from other administrations are calculated on the basis of number of inhabitants, with town categories of under 20.000 inhabitants, from 20.000 to 50.000 inhabitants, from 100.000 to 150.000 inhabitants and over 150.000 inhabitants.

This is why the Mayor, who was accompanied by the Councillor for Tourism and Foreign Residents, José Luis Hernández, requested the collaboration of all participants in this meeting for this new campaign, indicating that 40% of all those registered on the town census are foreigners.

The Mayor informed all those present, amongst other issues, that census registration “does not mean being a fiscal or tax resident but that, on the contrary, they will actually benefit from certain advantages through being registered”.

Finally, the Mayor confirmed that the foreign community will have specific space made available on municipal television, following their participation on the radio.

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