Mayor’s pledge

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Mayor’s pledge
NEIGHBOURHOOD MEETING: Carlos Gonzalez, Toñi Serna and Elche city councillors Photo credit: Elche city hall

RESIDENTS will have more say in running the city, promised Elche’s mayor Carlos Gonzalez.

He was speaking last Sunday at the 2021 Neighbourhood Meeting organised by the Dama de Elche Federation of Residents Associations, the first to be held since before the onset of the pandemic.

Accompanied by the Toñi Serna, the Generalitat’s regional Participation secretary and Elche councillors, Gonzalez assured residents that city hall would listen to their suggestions on the  issues he knew were of concern to them.

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“We are looking for the best way to channel these and solve them as soon as possible, because we are already working on them,” the mayor said.

Incentives to reactivate the economy and employment was a priority, Gonzalez said, with specific projects that included expanding Elche’s Business Park.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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