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
“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
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.