Summary of the ELECTION PLATFORM for the local elections in Almuñécar/La Herradura on 22nd May 2011

RECREATION AND SPORTS
— Creation of spaces for adolescents to combat drinking in public — Targeted recreation offers for adolescents — Cheaper access to sports facilities — Nocturnal sporting facilities on beaches — Equal treatment of sports clubs applying for grants — Creation of a guide outlining outdoor facilities for physical activities — Help in training of referees and coaches

LOCAL ECONOMY
— For a diverse economy — Improvement of the town itself and its offers for the tourism sector — Support of small enterprises in agriculture and animal husbandry — Support of both municipal markets and the crafts — Biological agriculture, expansion of denomination of goods to enhance value, help for cooperatives

MUNICIPAL FINANCES
— Management of public finances with caution and prudence — Reduction of debt and settling of unpaid invoices of local enterprises — Cost cutting for politicians, appointments and contracts with third parties — Reduction of overtime, hiring of unemployed instead — Revision of grants and cost cutting in public relations — Improvements in public cleaning service, transport, education, social services and housing — Streamlining and fair spread of municipal taxes — Return of tax collection into public administration — Generation of a municipal vehicle fleet for street maintenance in public hand

PLURALISM AND RIGHT OF PARTICIPATION
— Right of free speech without fear of reprisals — Creation of a binding and democratic set of rules for commissions, meetings and panels — For a balanced local television — Better information and inclusion of citizens in decision making — Revival of the advisory teams and other advisory organs for local government — Creation of a Wi-fi zone within the municipality — Use of the internet to improve flow of information and participation

ECOLOGY
— Expansion of recycling — Protection of the coast line — Use of solar energy in public buildings

WATER PROTECTION
— Stop the wasting of water resources and the inaction of the town hall — Grants for water-saving irrigation — Use of recycled water

POLITICS OF DECENCY
— Adherence to labour legislation, hiring strictly on suitability — Equal rights for enterprises at public bids — Fair and respectful dealing with petitions and complaints of citizens

MUNICIPAL CLEANSING
— Improved cleaning of town, beaches and river beds in public hand . e.g. extension of weekend service and fleet, improvement of waste collection, solving the problem of dog excrements

EQUAL OPORTUNITIES AND SOLIDARITY
— Free legal councelling for mistreated women — Provision of social housing — Ensuring easy access routes for disabled within the municipality — Information for foreigners in their own language — Rise of small incomes, freeze of higher ones — Sufficient public nursery places — Support of female sports activities — Elderly as a priority within the department of social services e.g. home help, old people´s home, rehabilitation, day care center

PUBLIC ORDER AND SECURITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
— Improvement of public transport in terms of costs, frequency, comfort, number of bus lines and information — Metered parking for the benefit of the citizens — Free short term parking, reduced costs for residents — Recovery service, radar and elevated pedestrian crossings for our benefit, not for money collection — Free public car parks during the summer with shuttle service — Public bicycle rent service — Network of green/bicycle tracks — Efficient citizen-orientated police — New premises and improved equipment for fire brigade and civil protection

A TOWN WORTH LIVING IN
— Stop corruption — Development of a new land-use plan accompanied by a new philosophy — Land-use plan in accord with environment and social compatibility, e.g. social housing, new schools, location of industry — Improvement in mobility, reduction of barriers The entire program in Spanish can be requested from Izquierda Unida/Los Verdes:

CULTURE AND EDUCATION
— Independence from party politics — Upgrading of the existing libraries — Daily access of the sociocultural centers — Improved conservation of the archeological heritage including better use for tourist purposes — Appreciation of the Roman Aqueduct — Access to the abandoned parts of the necropolis and the forgotten ancient roman bridge — Improved use of the El Majuelo park — Free access for residents to the cultural sites — New schools and sufficient public nursery places — More diverse learning propositions for adults

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PUBLIC SERVICES
— Return of privatized services into the public domain at end of contract — Resolution of the financial problem Peña Escrita for public coffers

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