THE Junta de Andalucia has insisted that it does not have money to help to maintain the tram service in Velez Malaga.
The Mayor of Velez-Malaga, Francisco Delgado Bonilla, met in Sevilla with councillor for Public Works and Housing, Josefina Cruz, in an attempt to get the regional government to help the town hall maintain Andalucia’s first tram.
She said that there is no money put aside for transport in Velez and the Junta can’t give any grants to stop the service from being cancelled from November 1.
The mayor pointed out the Cruz does not have jurisdiction in financial matters to “keep the promise made by Manuel Chaves as President of the Junta de Andalucia in January 2009, which was to help alleviate the tram deficit.
Delgado has now sent an urgent letter to the current president, Jose Antonio Griñan, hoping for a grant of €1.5 million, in a last attempt to save the tram service