I LEARNED about the Peter Principle a number of years ago and it has helped me to better understand the world I live in.

This Principle explains why we see people in high positions who seem to be totally inadequate for the demands of their job, i.e. they are useless. It doesn’t make them bad people, but they have been promoted to a level beyond their abilities, and then left there.  This rings a bell with the current government of Mijas. And yes, I refer to Ciudadanos, PSOE, and Curro 42K. They may be well connected but they are not plugged in!

I want to be positive today, so I won’t talk about the more than 30 months of paying their bills late which cost us a €190,000 fine from the Social Security and also resulted in power cuts to several municipally managed buildings including the Tourist Information centre in Mijas Pueblo. This also affected the telephone junction box resulting in, well, chaos.

I will be careful not to mention that the lift in the Town Hall has been out of order for two months creating major problems for the elderly and disabled, with one disabled gentleman being unceremoniously carried down the stairs by well meaning and helpful council workers. Then there would be the Panoramic Lift in the village; the most expensive piece of garden furniture ever. Sometimes it even works.

Nor will I mention the illegal budget they approved recently. They were told that their spending ceiling is €66 million and approved a budget for €10 million more. I wouldn’t worry about that though as they have never managed to spend more than 70% of their budget.

More serious, however, is that even with €70 million euros unspent, they still refused a motion to help the poorest pensioners and families struggling to make ends meet, by subsidising their water bills. But I won’t mention that.

Now they are worried about their image among the voters, so of course they decided to get their sleeves rolled up and do their job. Well, no! They decided it would be better to use taxpayers money to employ a €50,000 a year image consultant to make them look better.

If you hear that this appointment is a friend/acquaintance of the leader of the Mijas Socialists, you didn’t hear it from me. In psychological terms this is known as the ‘sweep it under the carpet approach’. But on this matter, my lips are sealed.

Now it is time to speak out. This kind of chaos never happens under Angel Nozal’s Governance. These issues affect everyone, but the International Community can most certainly do things to change it: Get onto the Padrón, you can’t do anything until you are registered. Make sure you are on the Voter’s Roll.

Be here on the 9th June 2019 and make a change. I couldn’t possibly tell you how to vote, but my tick is in the Nozal box.

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