Consultations on voluntary association of communities took place in the region
At the RSA, there was a meeting on voluntary community associations with representatives of cities and districts of the region. The head of the Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal, the first Deputy Chairman of the Regional Council Mykhailo Popovych participated in the event.
The Deputy Head of Architecture and Urban Planning Department of the Regional State Administration Oleg Borshovsky took the floor. He announced a plan, according to which it is proposed to form 38 communities in the region.
Vasyl Hubal believes that associations should be for the benefit of the people and not in the interests of village heads. "We must have propositions of the entire Transcarpathian community. And only then, we will make a decision", - the head of the RSA said.
The head of the association of district council chairmen, the chairman of Uzhgorod district council Mykhailo Fedynets criticized the propositions on creation of new communities in the region. "We may restrict our communities, so we must be careful in the matters of association. At the first stage, we should encourage communities who want to work together", - head of the district council says.
Mykhailo Popovich said that he advocates for changes in public administration, but it must be done not formally. "There are decisions of village councils, which have launched the process of association of communities. This process should take place under the law, and without any pressure. Perspective plan of the association of communities to be adopted by the Regional Council should not be a dogma, but a recommendation," - the first deputy chairman of the regional council said.