EXPATRIATES from Las Chapas in Marbella recently went to an informative meeting with the local mayor to hear of issues that directly affect them.
Mayor Angeles Muñoz explained tax measures put into effect by the council, which included a reduction on IBI property tax, among others.
She also spoke of the work being done to change amounts charged for rubbish collection, which in the past had differed wildly depending on the area.
Muñoz explained that this year the council had taken over street cleaning and maintenance in 300 urbanisations, and further services including gardening and street-lighting would be taken over during the next two years.
Finally the mayor reminded the expatriates of the importance of joining the padron residents register as higher numbers on the padron would lead to more funding and better facilities for the city.
Muñoz stressed that signing the padron did not imply fiscal residence.