The mayor of Granadilla de Abona, Jennifer Miranda, signed an agreement with the director of the Canary Islands Housing Institute (Icavi), Antonio Jesús Ortega, for the transfer of two plots in San Isidro for the construction of publicly promoted protected housing. With the signing of this agreement, the municipal government advances in one of its main priorities, which is to increase the public housing stock in Granadilla, thereby contributing to mitigating the exponential increase in rental prices. The document includes the free transfer of two plots to Icavi. The first of them, located within the scope of the Cuevas de Cho Portada Partial Plan, has an area of 2762.20 square meters, and the second plot, located within the Poncela Action Unit, has 536 square meters, both in the core. of San Isidro.
For the municipal councilor, housing is one of the fundamental problems to which she intends to respond during this mandate, given that the lack of public supply prevents many residents from accessing housing at an affordable price, forcing hundreds of residents to allocate a high percentage of their income “just to have a roof over their heads.”
The City Council, through the Department of Municipal Public Services headed by Marcos Antonio Rodríguez, doubles the budget of the contract for the maintenance service of the municipality’s green areas. This new benefit, which has been approved by the local government board and the tender amount is 1,730,000 euros for a period of two years, includes the expansion of coverage and other improvements to the benefit.
Miranda emphasizes that this new tender expands and perfects the service that has been provided until now, in order to respond to the real needs of the municipality in general and its population centers.