| This measure joins the exemption of the public road occupancy rate and the reduction of the water and garbage rate for local companies | A large number of hoteliers in Archena have already decided to open on May 11 when phase 1 of the de-escalation plan decreed by the National Government begins, and more than a dozen of them have requested the City Council the possibility of expanding the space of occupation of public roads that they maintained before this health crisis, all after the announcement of said measure by the mayor, Patricia Fernández. The pioneering measure announced by the mayor has been widely accepted by local bars, restaurants and cafes, who see this expansion of the terrace space as an additional business possibility without which it would be practically unfeasible to open it to the public.
The municipality's own hoteliers association has publicly thanked the numerous measures implemented by the mayor of Archena and her Government Team to help local hoteliers in their implementation. "This expansion of the space of the terraces and the creation of new areas is done with a double aspect: on the one hand, facilitating the opening of the premises allowing them to increase their spaces, and on the other, increasing security among customers to avoid contagions ", ratifies the first municipal authority.
In this sense, the mayor has also stated that these measures will be subject to a calendar and schedule previously set by the City Council, to avoid inconvenience to residents and passers-by, at the same time that she stated that "I encourage all residents to do responsible consumption in the premises of our municipality, maintaining and respecting the security measures put in place ". Continuing with the Municipal Economic Reactivation Plan, the Mayor Patricia Fernández López, has announced, that she is going to start immediately, "the water and garbage rate reduction for all the businesses in the municipality that have been forced to close their businesses and have no activity during this stage of confinement decreed by the Government of the Nation.
" "We were aware from the start of the pandemic of the difficulties that all Archeneros, especially the business sector, are facing, and all these bonuses and exemptions that we are implementing we want to serve to boost, as soon as possible, the economy and local employment, "said Patricia Fernández. In addition to these measures, the hoteliers of Archena will be exempt from the rate for occupation of public roads for this year 2020, and the 30% discount of this same rate in the 2 years following the crisis.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena