Torrevieja Council Announced
Two weeks later than scheduled, Torrevieja finally has an official Alcalde, in Eduardo Dolon Sanchez and within hours he had put together a close knit team of councillors to manage major Town hall department for this four year term of office. Dolon wasted no time in getting down to business and on Monday afternoon he announced the councillors and delegates who will have special responsibilities for the different government departments within the Town Hall.
In essence, he has entrusted the main areas of responsibility to a few trusted councillors and with one exception, experienced members of council. The inner circle would seem to consist of his right hand man and deputy Mayor Joaquin Albaledejo, Dolores Sanchez, Daniel Plaza, Agustina Esteve, Francisco Moreno, Jose Antonio Sanchez, Eduardo Gil and Luisma Pizano Boj.
The above team have many years of experience in local politics and are all overseeing more than one major department. The exception is Luisima Boj who has taken charge of two major departments, Culture and Tourism, both areas vital to the future of Torrevieja. Boj has been working as the mayor’s personal secretary for the past term and is well-versed in Town Hall affairs.
However, the one department that is still waiting to be announced is that for Foreign Residents as Graham Knight is still awaiting to meet with Dolon to discus the future of and expansion of his department. As Mr. Knight humourously put it, “For the moment, I’m just a statistic; one of Zapatero’s five-million!”
The list reads as:
JOAQUÍN ALBALADEJO MARTÍNEZ
Deputy Mayor, Coordinator of Economics, Finance and Public Participation. Group spokesman Municipal Department of Economics, Finance and Purchasing.
DOLORES SANCHEZ ALBALADEJO
Second Deputy Mayor, Area Coordinator of Government, Deputy Speaker. Chairperson for the Department of Interior (Protocol Internal Affairs and Human Resources). Councillor Secretary of the Board of Local Government.
BALLESTER THOMAS HERRERA
Department of Social Welfare, Accessibility, Equality, Women Rights.
AGUSTINA ESTEVE HUERTAS
Department of Citizen Participation, Districts and Neighbourhoods, EU Relations, Hospitality and Trade. Deputy Spokeswoman
DANIEL PLAZA MONTERO
Department of Education and Sports
MARÍA DEL CARMEN MATEO BOSCH
Department of Health, NGOs and Volunteering, Zoological department
FRANCISCO MORENO JUAREZ
Fourth Deputy Mayor, Coordinator of City Development, Deputy Spokesman, Department of Planning, Housing and Urban Development, Environment, Housing, Openings and Activities.
ROCA MARIA DOLORES SANCHEZ
Department of Fiestas, Markets, Cleaning of Buildings and Municipal Dependencies
JOSÉ ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA
Third Deputy Mayor, Coordinator of Citizenship Services, Deputy Spokesman, Department of Modernization and Municipal Services, Heritage and Archives.
IMMACULATE MONTESINOS PÉREZ
Department of the Third Age, Elderly, Census and Statistics
JOSÉ EDUARDO GIL REBOLLO
Fifth Deputy Mayor, Coordinator of Public Security, Department of Police and Public Safety (Fire, Civil Protection), Public Highways and Traffic.
JAVIER GÓMEZ MONTORO
Sixth Deputy Mayor, Councillor Procurement, Projects, Works and Services, Cemeteries, Street Lighting and Integral Water Cycle
ROSARIO MARTÍNEZ CHAZARRA
Department of Citizenship (International Residents, Immigration, Coexistence and Integration) and Youth.
LUIS MARIA PIZANO BOJ
Department of Tourism and Culture (Instituto Municipal de Cultura
Chapaprieta Joaquin Torregrosa and Municipal Habaneras).
COUNCILLORS – DELEGATES
MARIA DEL CARMEN GOMEZ CANDEL
Department of Employment, Local Development, Parks and Gardens.
JOSÉ FERNANDO RIERA YBORRA
Department of Innovation and Information, New Technology and Consumer Affairs.
ANTONIO BOIX BALLESTER
Department of Urban Cleanliness (RSU and cleaning), Beaches, Transport,
Urban Mobility and Communications.
Update provided by Keith Nicol Please contact him for further information © Keith Nicol 2011