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Luzgin shares plans for his first steps on post of Penza mayor

13:12 | 25.10.2019 | Politics


Penza, 25 October 2019. PenzaNews. First deputy chairman of Penza region Andrei Luzgin, who was elected mayor of Penza by the deputies of the City Duma, shared what his first steps in the new position will be after head of the city Vladimir Mutovkin signs a contract with him.

Luzgin shares plans for his first steps on post of Penza mayor

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"The first decision [in the new position] that I announced earlier is to launch a sociological survey," he told journalists, adding that it was important to find out citizens' sentiments regarding the prospects of city's development.

Among priority tasks at the initial stage Andrei Luzgin named also formation of the city budget for 2020 and the planning period 2021-2022, preparation for winter and implementation of national projects.

"There are some rough edges, not everything is going according to plan," he said.

Speaking about human resources policy, the elected mayor explained that, on the one hand, he considers it right to adhere to the principle of continuity, but he also intends to focus on concrete results.

"It is important that people are not assessed by the criteria of loyalty or historical merit, but by the extent to which they meet the goals and objectives of the city administration. There is a lot of work to be done. Accordingly, every active employee will be given a chance to work, to achieve the goals we are facing, to work for the benefit of city residents," Andrei Luzgin said.

The deputy chairman of the regional government found it difficult to answer the question of when exactly he would vacate his current position.

According to him, he will write a corresponding statement on "Monday or Tuesday", or "maybe even today".

Andrei Luzgin also did not say the exact date when he will start the new job, explaining that it depends on when the contract with him will be signed.

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