THE PP group at the Town Council of Vélez-Málaga has lamented that the municipal government, headed by Antonio Moreno Ferrer and Jesús Atencia, “has turned its back on the residents of the municipality” as they have not requested since 2015 a review of the land records that make it possible to reduce the cost of property tax.
Councilman Manuel Gutiérrez has considered that the current values of real estate in the municipality “are exorbitant” since they are based on a presentation that was made in 2008 when the economic situation was different due to the effects of the urban boom. Gutierrez recalled that previous municipal governments asked the Ministry of Finance to review this parameter and explained that “In 2014, with the PP Government, these values fell by 27 percent, as all residents can see in their bills.”
He went on to point out that the current mayor presented himself to the 2015 elections with an electoral program that included the fall of the land values and their adaptation to the market values, a promise “that he has breached year after year” since he has not completed the request to make it effective even though the municipality met the requirements to qualify for this review. The mayor has detailed that the BOE of December 28, 2019, published that the municipalities whose presentations of values were made between 2004 and 2010 are no longer included in this update of value, “so we have lost a historic opportunity”.