CALPE’S mayor Ana Sala lamented her exclusion from Gabriela Bravo’s meeting with regional mayors.
Bravo, head of the regional government’s department of Justice, Interior and Public Administration, sent invitations to mayors from 15 municipalities that included Benidorm, Altea, Javea and Denia.
According to a Generalitat communique, the meeting was held to offer the regional government’s help in drafting contingency plans to guarantee the safe use of beaches.
“Our municipality has the fourth-largest hotel offer and more than 3,000 beds,” an indignant Sala declared to the local Spanish media. “We have sun, beaches, sports tourism and sailing.”
“We have been exemplary during lockdown and now we must revitalise our tourism and beaches while guaranteeing that we can make progress,” Sala declared.
“I would have liked to take part, learn about these crucial plans first hand and given an opinion,” the mayor added.
“Town halls are closer to the problems and I am in daily contact with the Calpe’s businesses and shops,” she pointed out.