This concerns the allotment of land for affordable housing
Since June 2019, Mayor of Funchal is Miguel Silva Gouveia. He has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon, with a postgraduate degree in Business Management.
Gouveia previously worked as an electrical engineer in the area of energy network management, where he was a Coordinator at the Madeira Electricity Company.
In May 2014, he was appointed City Councillor in the Funchal City Council, responsible for Infrastructure and Equipment, Administrative Modernization and Finance. He has achieved great success through reducing the Municipality's debt to one third of the debt inherited by his administration, and also for the regularization of the relationship between the Municipality and its suppliers.
Since October 2017, he assumed the role of Vice Mayor of Funchal. As Mayor, he is responsible for Finance, Administrative Modernization and Municipal Civil Protection.
He has also served President of the Association of Madeiran university students of Lisbon and currently presides over the Association of Royal Paths of Madeira.