The City Council will assume the possible economic sentence to the mayor of Nerja and the mayor of Urbanism for the illegal landfill

The City Council will assume the possible economic sentence to the mayor of Nerja and the mayor of Urbanism for the illegal landfill

A month and a half after the Court of First Instance and Instruction released the order to open the oral trial against the mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo (PP), the mayor of Urbanism and Housing, Nieves Atencia (PP), and Seven businessmen from the construction sector of the easternmost coastal town of the province, for the case of the illegal landfill of the Rio de la Miel, the City Council has moved token before a possible economic condemnation against both political leaders. The investigating judge set an initial bond of 10.8 million euros as civil liability for the alleged environmental damage caused in the area, estimating the money needed to restore the space at that amount.

He also gave a period of ten days to those processed to present the corresponding guarantees and guarantees to satisfy this amount. Now the Nerja Consistory, governed by a bipartisan, PP and Citizens, has announced that it will be the Nerja City Council itself "who with its guarantee will ensure the hypothetical civil liability of José Alberto Armijo and Nieves Atencia, associated with the restoration of the land of the old quarry of Rio de la Miel, pending the completion of the procedure, "according to municipal sources in a statement.

"Based on the fact that the prosecution refers to acts that occurred in the exercise of their positions as mayor and councilor for the Environment, said guarantee is part of the legal defense and protection that the City Council has been providing to its members, as supported by separate reports intervention and municipal legal services, "continues the text sent by the bipartite government.

However, the Consistory argued that, "regardless of the aforementioned judicial process", it must be remembered that the Junta de Andalucía announced last August its intention to proceed with the restoration of the land of the old quarry, "within the Plan Comprehensive Waste Management of the Andalusian Government, through the execution and financing of the sealing and reforestation project, currently being drafted, and which has a budget of less than two million euros, "they have added in the statement.

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