Former squatter and housing activist Ada Colau, Mayoress of Barcelona
Ada Colau is currently the Mayoress of Barcelona, where her ideological hard-left policies and attitudes are driving up the cost of housing in the city.
The articles below have been tagged as relevant to Ada Colau as they cover the ways in which her policies have made the housing affordability problem in Barcelona worse than ever by restricting the supply of housing.
For example, Ada Colau introduced a social-housing quota of 30% on all new developments or renovations above 600m2, claiming it would lead to 300 affordable new homes in Barcelona every year. All it has done, quite predictably, is reduce the building of new homes in the city to zero. So, not only are there no new affordable homes in Barcelona, there are no new homes for anyone, which drives up the cost of housing for the whole market.
That is just one of numerous examples of the way in which Ada Colau, the former squatter in Spain, housing activist, and hard left firebrand currently running Barcelona is ruining the city.