18.04.2019

Tallinn City Council endorsed changes in city administration proposed by Mihhail Kõlvart

At its today’s session the Tallinn City Council approved proposals from the Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart concerning changes in the structure and composition of the City Government and reducing the number of Deputy Mayors from seven to six.

At its today’s session the Tallinn City Council approved proposals from the Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart concerning changes in the structure and composition of the City Government and reducing the number of Deputy Mayors from seven to six.

“My goal is to strike a balance between renewal and stability in city governance. I proposed to the City Council a team comprised of experienced members as well as newcomers,” the Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart described the new structure and composition of the City Government.

A new member of the City Government is Deputy Mayor Betina Beškina (32) who previously worked as the Head of Media Relations of the Tallinn City Office and will be responsible for coordinating the social sphere now. “Betina Beškina has worked at our municipal authorities for seven years and displayed erudition, excellent learning ability, and diligence,” noted Mr Kõlvart. Born in Tartu she has completed the curriculum for adult education at the University of Tallinn and worked as a journalist for several Russian-speaking media channels.

“One of our ideas was to somewhat reduce the membership of the City Government and the decision of the Green Party to withdraw from city governance created such opportunity,” said Mr Kõlvart. “I am grateful to Deputy Mayor Züleyxa Izmailovat for her input especially as regards introducing the solar panels project and launching the organic food initiative.” Mr Kõlvart assured that the points set out in the coalition agreement with the Estonian Green Party will be implemented.

The spheres of responsibility will be redistributed in the new administration: Deputy Mayor Aivar Riisalu remains responsible for enterprise and additionally for waste management which used to be governed by Izmailova.

Deputy Mayor Kalle Klandorf remains responsible for utility services and public amenities and additionally for the environmental sphere. The Environment Department is merged with the Municipal Engineering Services Department. Deputy Mayor Andrei Novikov remains responsible for urban planning and additionally for urban transport. Deputy Mayor Eha Võrk continues to take care of city property, and Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev continues to oversee education, youth work, culture, sports and integration.

 

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