Sandra Gomez: "Peter Lim will no longer be able to sell Mestalla without finishing the new stadium"

The socialist deputy mayor has fought with Valencia and its largest shareholder in order that they adjust to the city commitments acquired with town within the stadium change operation

The vice mayor and socialist candidate for mayor of Valencia, Sandra Gmez, earlier than the brand new Mestalla.Mr. GONZLEZARAB PRESS

Sandra Gomez He provides his standing as a Valencian supporter to the truth that, as Socialist deputy mayor, having been the scourge of peter lim. Going through Valencia would have been loopy a number of years in the past, however right this moment she has made followers know her for the firmness with which she has spoken out earlier than the membership in what she considers the rights of town: to see the stadium completed and implement the biggest shareholder with their commitments.

Was that city operation designed in 2005 a success?
Positively. And it could be unimaginable to repeat now in any metropolis in Spain with out it being a scandal. The general public endowment to a neighborhood was eradicated to provide the land to Valencia at a ridiculous worth and in alternate for scraps in different neighborhoods. It was a rip-off by the PP towards town that the PSOE denounced. As well as, they reclassified Mestalla. Later, the ATE was invented to have the ability to add extra tertiary and resort meters to residential land, and thus make a double hit. As well as, it was not assured that the earnings from the sale of that land can be invested within the new stadium.
Therefore his willpower that the Valencian authorities annul that ATE and Valencia sued him in court docket yesterday…
It’s unimaginable that the identical week that the whole Valencian society has come out to indicate its face for the picture of the membership, Peter Lim denounces the establishments for shielding town. Valencia didn’t adjust to its commitments even previous to the ATE and now what we’ve performed is current an settlement and a few city planning paperwork that assure that Lim can now not promote the land in Mestalla and the tertiary of the brand new stadium, take the cash to Singapore and never end the sphere and the sports activities heart. With out a stadium or sports activities heart, he is not going to have his ‘hit’.
With one other proprietor will the issue unclog?
I’m going to defend the curiosity of town, whoever is the biggest shareholder. The issue that Peter Lim has right this moment is that they haven’t performed something on their half to be credible for the general public administration. In actual fact, he has filed a lawsuit towards us.
They’ve accused her of utilizing her place with Valencia to marketing campaign…
I guarantee you that for a while I’ve skilled extra harassment than anything. What is occurring now could be that individuals are fed up with damaged guarantees. I’m clear that I’m right here to defend the curiosity of town. Different events have been altering or placing themselves in profile. He was identified by the audios of the previous president, Anil Murthy, the place he listened to how he mentioned that the PP and Comproms have been secretly supporting them. The PP has an uncomfortable place: it was the one who orchestrated this operation and its candidate was the Minister of Sports activities when the sale to Peter Lim was made. He has by no means had a agency place with Valencia. I’ve additionally heard senior Comproms officers defend Meriton’s pursuits.
If there may be political change, do you assume that firmness shall be maintained?
I believe that the utmost shareholder is ready to see in the event that they discover a extra comfy interlocutor. They’ve no real interest in advancing the settlement.
How for much longer can the works be stored stopped?
I want to see them finish and I’ve performed all the pieces attainable to make it so. However the situations of the brand new settlement are set by the Valencia Metropolis Council, not Meriton. We’re going to be very agency on this. And if Lim will not be , let him promote and depart. The stadium can not stay like this indefinitely and, if they don’t seem to be , we’re open to any possibility, together with a change of promoter.