The spokesperson for United We Can in the City Hall of Santa Cruz de TenerifeRamón Trujillo, has criticized this Tuesday that the consistory has taken three years so that 4,102 places located in seven public car parks start to stop overcharging the people who use them.
Ramón Trujillo sees it as “surreal” that the municipal government pronounces itself “as if it were a success” having achieved that the Plaza Weyler car park has lowered its rates to adjust them to the legal maximum allowed, the spokesman said in a statement.
“In reality, it is a failure to take so many years to comply with the law, not to recover the money overcharged and not to sanction the abuse that has occurred,” he reproached.
These car parks are not going to have to return a single euro of the several million euros charged in excess and they are not going to be sanctioned. Many of them are not going to be sanctioned for the incomplete payments of the municipal canon they made, he continued. Ramon Trujillo.
The municipal spokesperson for United We Can points out that these car parks pay the City Council, on average, 41 euros of canon per year for each parking space.
“The amount is so ridiculous that, in a technical proposal for a parking concession prepared this year, a fee of 396 euros per space was foreseen for a car park for which an occupation of 50% was estimated and where a concession would be granted for 32 years”, he added.
In his opinion, the concessions that the Canarian Coalition has granted are normally for 50 years and with a canon eight times lower than what would be reasonable, which causes the City Council to enter much less than it should, while the companies earn much more than the normal.
“And to top it off, they have been overcharging for many years,” he added.
In his opinion, “the lack of control” of the governments of the Canary Coalition has seriously harmed the public interest and means that the city does not enter 24 million euros in the next 20 years due to such low fees, given that “they have preferred that companies have extraordinary profits on a permanent basis.