Residents state their case
By Nuria Pérez THE FEDERATION of residents’ associations for Orihuela Costa (FAOC) celebrated its third anniversary last week.
FAOC’s spokesman, Tomás Moreno, noted that in the last year they had informed the town hall about the shortage of services and lack of infrastructure as well as the needs of residents on the coast.
He also said they had proposed solutions and announced that they would keep on fighting to improve Orihuela Costa. Sr Moreno said although local taxpayers contributed greatly to the local treasury, they were getting very little in return.
“The FAOC has submitted objections to the Cala Mosca building scheme, to the unbalanced budget for 2017, we have helped the local department for residents’ participation to launch the district board, and we have asked the relevant authorities to clean up the watercourses,” he said.
“We have comprehensively reported the poor services for refuse and garden waste collection, the poor street cleaning service, the lack of maintenance of parks and roads, amongst others, and we have made proposals to improve the services shortfall.”
Sr Moreno said their goal for 2018 was to guarantee a balanced budget and investment for the coast and to make sure the €14 million from the land auction sale on the coast was invested in a balanced way.
He encouraged residents and residents’ associations to join them and fight to improve Orihuela Costa.
The FAOC can be contacted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/portavozFAOC/ and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org