Council proposes using salary cut savings for social programmes

The Council, apparently in good financial health, is studying ways of using the savings resulting from the implementation of the salary cuts approved by the Zapatero government to fund social programmes and generally help the less well-off in the municipality rather that use it to pay off loans or debts.

According to Councillor Isabel Sanchez, Nerja ended 2009 with a cash surplus and there are no loans to repay this year and therefore proposes that the savings should be allocated to helping needy families or creating jobs.

Experts are currently studying just how this could be made to work.