YEKATERINBURG, April 3. /TASS/. The contestants for the position of head of Ekaterinburg will have to submit projects for the development of the city. Citizens will be able to participate in the discussion of the project, said Tuesday the Chairman of Legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk oblast Lyudmila Babushkina.
“A tender will be announced. I will roll up everyone who thinks he can manage this subject as the city of Ekaterinburg. The competition Commission will receive the curricula vitae of the candidates and see their achievements. Candidates will have to defend the projects (city development), with which they go to the competition. All citizens of Ekaterinburg will have an opportunity to hear these projects, they will be able to Express their opinion,” said grandma.
According to her, in other cities of the region, which introduced such a system, people had the opportunity to hear the projects that came out of the contestants. “They wrote letters, on the Internet reported which of the candidates liked, what they didn’t like. One program is unsatisfactory, who vaguely talked about his vision for the development of the municipality. This practice is well established, it will be in Yekaterinburg,” she added.
Earlier it was reported that on Tuesday the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk region adopted the amendment according to which in Yekaterinburg abolished the direct election of the mayor. From now on it will elect the city Duma deputies from among candidates proposed by the competition Commission. Since 2010, the city operated a system of direct election of the mayor.