Ivan Belozertsev urged municipal heads to mobilize reserves for economy development
Penza, 6 February 2015. PenzaNews. Ivan Belozertsev, chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, urged heads of municipalities and city neighborhoods to use their internal reserves more effectively to help develop economy.
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“Municipal authority level gains special importance and responsibility nowadays. As heads of the local government bodies, you are the closest to the people, know their problems well, and can make actual suggestions on development of your areas that work,” he said during a seminar meeting in the regional Parliament on Friday, February 6.
He reminded that current legislation is undergoing major changes in terms of distributing authority between regional and local bodies.
According to him, these reforms must result in improved quality of state government and subsequent increase of life quality.
Another person who had a speech during the seminar meeting was Olyesya Safronova, the Minister of Economy of the Penza region. She reported on current levels of the regional social and economic standings, and dwelled on the current tasks for the local government bodies.
“We know well that all industrial, agricultural and social achievements of the Penza region depend on the work of municipalities. Therefore, our results and standing among other regions will depend on how well we cooperate,” she noted.