The mayor of Chisinau municipality Ion Ceban said the renaming of streets is not a priority in the work of the Chisinau City Hall at present. This is how he commented on the publicly disseminated initiative to rename Octavian Goga St in central Chisinau into Suvorov St. The mayor noted this issue is within the remit of the Chisinau Municipal Council and does not form part of the decision-making process at the City Hall, IPN reports.
“This is within the remit of the CMC. I cannot ban one councilor or another from deciding or impose my opinion. For this to happen, there should be a majority of votes. I think the renaming of streets is not a priority in the work of the City Hall on the whole. We have many other problems, starting with roads, sidewalks, cleaning systems and others, and these problems are indeed a priority,” Ion Ceban stated in the talk show “Friday with Anatolie Golea” on RTR Moldova channel.
The mayor noted it would be ideal to found the Municipal Police in Chisinau, but the City Hall hasn’t reached an agreement on the issue with the Government. “I think we should have Municipal Police. It would be enough to have by 50 police officers in each district. We will be able to cover the costs of such a project that would total about 8-9 million a year,” he stated.
According to Ion Ceban, regulations that will stipulate fines for citizens who throw litter, who destroy public property and others will be presented next week. Also, the municipality opened talks with several foreign partners on the setting up of a monitoring system in the city. Video cameras will be installed at schools, kindergartens, hospitals and in public places.