THE City Council of Palma will drastically reduce the number of letters that they send out by post.
In the first step of an ambitious project which aims to permanently abolish postal delivery for official communications, the council will now deliver around 30,000 notifications electronically.
According to councillor Adrián García, the move will mean a saving of up to €450,000 each year in addition to saving a large amount of paper.
The new electronic system will account for 90% of the total decrees issued by the council including fines, minor contracts and licenses to use public roads amongst others.
Palma council plans to initiate more advances in electronic administration over the next four years in a bid to work more effectively. García explained that advances in technology has made it safer to send sensitive information to citizens, where “each person will now receive their notice through a virtual mail carrier”.