Teulada Moraira's ordinary May plenary session took place yesterday evening. It approved €294,235 in aid for different campaigns to boost retailers and corporate activities. The funds are part of the project "Reactiva't Teulada Moraira", which aims to alleviate the effects of the health crisis.
The € 294,235 was earmarked for the various local fiestas that will not be able to take place in 2020. A budget change freed this amount and, it is now available to benefit a part of the population suffering from the health crisis. € 200,000 are subsidies within the plan "Reactiva't Teulada Moraira". € 85,000 will be used for a dynamisation campaign to promote local consumption. € 5.000 helps to support corporate activities and, € 4.235 goes to the retail sector.
As part of the aid provided to the victims of the COVID 19 crisis, the Plenary Session also approved not to apply the Tax Law which regulates taxes on the use of public streets and areas, regarding tables, chairs and display material until December 31, 2020, which amounts to €265,000 and is part of the municipal budget.
"We continue our work to help the residents of Teulada Moraira in the face of the health emergency and economic crisis we are suffering right now. As announced, one of the measures will be to assist retailers, the self-employed and the business sector. To this end, we have modified the municipal budget and are making the money for this year's various fiestas available to them. Besides, the municipal council will cancel the taxes for the use of public areas, enabling the hospitality industry to resume its activities without this tax burden. This means that the budgeted income of € 265,000 will not be received," said Rosa Vila, Mayor of Teulada Moraira.
This aid is in addition to the € 297,000 approved in April to increase the funds for social emergency relief, to help the most impoverished families of the village. Currently, more than 250 families have received food aid.
This was the second time that the plenary session was held through telematics due to the declaration of the state of emergency and was live on social networks.