After last elections in the capital of Catalonia the mayor was replaced. The leader of the political movement "Barcelona en Comu" Ada Kolau (Ada Colau) became new managing directors of Barcelona.
Hell, the 41 anniversaries the lawyer who gained popularity thanks to fight during an economic crisis against violent eviction of debtors from the apartments, and its movement "Barcelona en Comu" was formed after mass demonstrations and capture of empty apartments of Spain in 2011.
Lately the Hell often declared that "the model of tourism of Barcelona left from under control". Its new plans and style of board can considerably affect planning, management and tourism development in the city.
"Barcelona en Comu" argues that in recent years "the power of the city did not listen to the public which condemned lack of city policy in the field of tourism. The authorities could not organize dialogue with residents and this mistake should be corrected".
The first that plans to make the Hell, on the new post, it to suspend issue of new licenses to hotels and tourist apartments. After that it is planned to develop the strategic plan on tourism development in the city.
Such moratorium can paralyse numerous investments into construction of new hotels. For example, Four Seasons hotel construction (at the corner of Paseo de Grasia and the Diagonal) is now in Deutsche Bank tower under the threat. The total amount of investments according to this project makes 150 million euros.
Besides, the new mayor plans to direct 100 % of tax revenues from a tourist tax on social needs of the city, instead of for financing of development of tourism.
It should be noted that all these election pledges will difficult realize without absolute majority. On elections of "Barcelona en Comu" received 11 places in the city hall. While the absolute majority needs at least 21 places.
Such alignment of forces will demand from Kolau to look for the stable unions and arrangements with other parties for the adoption of budgets, projects, regulations, etc.