Miracles happen? The new city government declared the removal of advertising from the historical center of Uzhgorod (STATEMENT)
We may yet see the historical center of Uzhgorod without the "visual garbage" - the overabundance of advertising, which spoils the aura of the old town and eliminates its architectural appeal.
Concerned citizens have been raising the issue for years, but until now the city government has been concerned only with the increase of advertising space, not the beauty of the city.
Now, it seems, there is a chance to rectify the situation.
At least, if the statement of the new mayor was not just made "for show" but is followed by actual steps.
Bogdan Andriyiv, who recently headed the city council, declared the intentions.
He wrote on his facebook:
"One of our main priorities is bringing the historic center of the city in order. Today, we had a fruitful and constructive meeting with representatives of the advertising companies. With great pleasure I can say that this time the participants - both the authorities and the entrepreneurs - were not only listening, but also hearing each other. We have reached common agreement on the need to clean the city center off of the large billboards. Also tomorrow, together with representatives of the Association of Outdoor Advertising we start the inventory of advertising material in order to clean the city from illegal advertising structures."
Well, we fix the declaration of intentions and will see what actions will follow the statement.
Also we hope that cleaning will apply not only to billboards but also other advertising designs which obviously spoil the face of the historical center.
Початок хороший. Що буде далі - подивимось.