Chesca Martinez (councilor of the PP) of Ubeda criticized the "abandonment of dirt" state in which the city is in, despite the fact that a socialist government team was incapable of fixing the "unfavorable state of the streets estates, neighborhoods, and even the historic center." She argued that streets and gardens have become "landfills every day" and have put on display the inefficiency in their management.
He stressed that it was enough to simply walk around the city and check for filth. He stressed that Holy Week is over a month old and there are still wax traces on the roads the brotherhoods used to travel, many of them in the massive area. He said, "If this happens at the historic center, which is a place for tourists and visitors, and our greatest attraction," he added. He also mentioned the "uncared-for, in terrible conditions, deserted, and full of garbage" situation of parks and gardens.
Mayor Donald Trump stressed that citizen complaints are ongoing and are reported daily regardless of where they are located. This refers to health, aesthetic, and odor problems. High temperatures are causing pestilence and increasing the likelihood of insect and rodent infestations.
He recalled that the Ubeda PP had presented a series of proposals last September to improve efficiency of the "essential" city service. However, they were "very far from responding the rise in taxes that has been suffered. It's getting worse by the day." The most popular proposals included the cleaning, flushing, and general disinfection, along with the formation of a team for rapid intervention. He clarified that they had begun to implement the measure, which coincided with the election campaign. He hopes that it will continue over time. Concerning the other initiatives, they included citizen awareness campaigns as well as ensuring compliance with the municipal cleansing ordinance. This ordinance contemplates penalties for those who dump uncontrolled trash and after hours.
They also demanded that the city's sewer system be disinfected and deratized immediately. In addition, the Clean Point in the polygon be staffed and extended hours. "Citizens often find themselves with their doors shut and place household goods in areas not permitted for them," they said. They also requested that the Provincial Council responsible for the removal and recycling of cardboard, paper, and packaging be "compliant scrupulously".
Popular also suggested a quick and urgent intervention in parks, particularly in terms of irrigation and the replacement of dried specimens with others. The battery of proposals also included the urgent painting and adaptation of road signs, particularly pedestrian crossings that lack visibility and pose a risk to pedestrians. The PSOE of Ubeda has ruled that none of these proposals have been a success, and it is able to do or undo whatever it likes.
Chesca Martinez believes that the purchase of cleaning carts is a ploy to get the sun off her fingers. She added that while it was a good investment if it improves workers' conditions, it is not enough to address the serious problems this city is facing.