The Silla hotel and catering sector will not pay anything for the terraces next year, after the City Council extend the suspension of the fee for the occupation of the public domainThis measure will be maintained after the new restrictions in the second wave of the coronavirus, the entry into force of the curfew and the declaration of a new state of alarm, which once again harm one of the groups most affected by the pandemic.
Faced with this complicated scenario of present and future exceptionality, the executive has decided renounce the income that the municipal coffers would receive next year with the payment of the tax by the establishments that have been granted the permission to install the terraces.
Last March, the municipal corporation agreed to abolish the payment for the whole of 2020 for the placement of tables, chairs, awnings. The Mayor and Councillor for Commerce, Vicente Zaragozá, stresses that “now more than ever we have to be at the side of local commerce and the hotel and catering sector in particular, one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. For this reason “from the council we have not hesitated to continue by adapting fiscal and tax measures necessary for these establishments to remain active and overcome these difficult times.