The support service for local councils in the detection and fight against illegal festivals promoted by the Office for the Fight against Intrusiveness begins work today after the coordination meeting held between the Consell Insular d’Eivissa and the island’s local councils, which was attended by councillor Mariano Juan, the head of the Tourist Planning service, Mariano Yepes, the councillor for Governance of the Santa Eulària des Riu Town Hall, Juan Carlos Roselló, the councillor for Governance of Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Pilar Ribas, the councillor for Local Police of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Neus Mateu, representatives of the local police forces of Eivissa, Santa Eulària des Riu, Sant Josep de sa Talaia and Sant Antoni de Portmany, and representatives of the company that will carry out the service after being awarded the contract.
The councillor for the fight against intrusions, Mariano Juan, explained that “in the face of a problem that affects municipal competencies, such as activities and public order, the Consell d’Eivissa could do two things: stand on the sidelines, as other administrations did last year, or play its role as the backbone of the municipalities, which is what it has done from the outset”. In this sense, Juan recalled last year’s pilot test, which served to denounce 29 people who were reported to the local councils, the Balearic Government and the Tax Agency.
At the meeting, the councillor reported on the award of the service that will cover the entire island with 4 foreign investigators and an administrative infiltrating this type of party thanks to investigations through social networks.
At the meeting, it has been agreed to focus especially on all those who advertise the parties through the internet or are dedicated to attracting customers in leisure areas of the island. The aim is to break up these parties before they start or, at least, to facilitate the work of identifying those responsible in order to be able to process the appropriate files. It is recalled that the decree recently approved by the Balearic Government at the behest of the Consell d’Eivissa sanctions all persons involved in the organisation of an illegal party, including customer recruiters and public relations, those who advertise them on social networks as well as companies supplying material and services (music equipment, drinks, DJs, transfers, etc.) and also participants with fines that, in the most serious cases, can reach 300,000 euros.
The government team recalls its commitment to a legal and orderly tourism model as a way of guaranteeing the sustainability of our main industry, responsible for more than 90% of the GDP of our island, as well as, directly or indirectly, for the vast majority of jobs.