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The Ulyanovsk mayor is ready to work for deputies

the Mayor of Ulyanovsk Pavel Romanenko has addressed in a municipal duma with the request to delegate to its till the end of the year responsibility on regulation of local tariffs on housing - utilities. Now, according to the Charter of Ulyanovsk, this decision is in the thought competence, but it, according to officials of the mayoralty, tightens increase of tariffs. And without it, consider in the mayoralty, Ulyanovsk is threatened again with water and heat switching-off. We will remind that in July of this year Pavel Romanenko has signed the decision according to which tariffs for heating, hot and cold water for the population raise since August, 1st on third. This decision should be confirmed a thought, but at last session she did not begin to consider this question. Pavel Romanenko asserts that the future cold season and presence of hot water will depend on acceptance of new tariffs in houses uljanovtsev.
However, under the city Charter, tariffs for housing and communal services are installed only after approval by their thought. The satisfaction of the request of the mayor would mean that the thought in charter infringement voluntary refuses control over tariffs for the population, and the mayor is ready to answer before townsmen for increase of tariffs. However, since January, 1st, 2004 under the new federal law on reforming of power of power on regulation of the standard rates having power to a component, are transferred to body of the subject of Federation. So the Ulyanovsk municipal duma all the same soon should refuse powers on regulation of tariffs, and Pavel Romanenko simply suggests it to make it a bit earlier.
Explaining the position, Pavel Romanenko has referred to the report of the interdepartmental commission which in August checked readiness of housing and communal services of area for a winter cold season. The tariff policy of city administration provokes crisis in housing and communal services, - is told in this document. - tariffs are not co-ordinated to budgetary possibilities of a city . Means that till August, 1st the population paid about 60 % of the cost price of all complex of services at the federal standard of 90 % (new tariffs deduce this indicator on level of 75 %). At such passenger-fare level till the end of the year to a city will not suffice about 300 million roubles on payment of power resources (the current debt of this year already makes 235 million roubles).
On the municipal duma decision under tariffs depends, whether will receive a city and area the federal help (it is a question of the sum exceeding 600 million of roubles). Pavel Romanenko considers that the thought will confirm its decision under tariffs. the policy is a desire, and the economy is possibility, - the mayor has told. - if the thought will not accept new tariffs power again will refuse to us hot water supply . In the Ulyanovsk municipal duma on the initiative of the mayor while in any way do not make comments - as have informed in a thought, deputies consider the offer of the mayor . Thought session on which this question will be considered, will take place next week.
SERGEY GOGIN, Ulyanovsk