Rus News Journal

The municipal protest

As it became known „“, in Omsk city council (GS) the reference from the Omsk regional organisation of veterans (pensioners) of war, work, Armed forces and law enforcement bodies with the requirement about revision of tariffs for services housing - municipal services (housing and communal services) has arrived. Since January, 1st, 2006 utility bills of townspeople have increased on the average on 30 %. According to the leader of fraction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in GS Nikolay Ivanov, a tariff question “ it is possible to solve only force “ - when townspeople leave on mass protest actions. In the meantime officials of the mayoralty of Omsk have already declared that the bases for revision of tariffs for housing and communal services are not present.
With the requirement to reconsider tariffs for housing and communal services to deputies GS except the Omsk regional organisation of veterans (pensioners) of war, work, Armed forces and law enforcement bodies inhabitants of the house Ή1 along the street Gashek have addressed also. If pensioners in the letter only complain about impossibility to pay the increased municipal expenses (the average size of pension makes 2,45 thousand rbl. a month at the established living wage of 1,8 thousand rbl. - „“) authors of the second letter reproach deputies with insufficient attention to the voters. Growth of utility bills authors of the reference named unreasonable. In circulation, in particular, it is told: “ we Ask you to take measures to limit increase of municipal payment as a whole. We demand from deputies of the City Council once again to return to revision of tariffs on cold and hot water supply, heating and habitation service “.
we Will remind, since January, first of current year under the decision of the City Council utility bills omichej have increased on the average on 30 % (it is established 100 - percentage level of fee of housing and communal services and is raised the payment for the maintenance and habitation repair. - „“). Now on the average for two-room apartment omichi will monthly pay in 1,4 thousand rbl. For three-room 2,5 thousand rbl.
As it became known „“, people`s choices have already familiarised with requirements of townspeople, but, how to help electorate, were not defined yet. According to the leader of fraction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in GS Nikolay Ivanov, a tariff question “ it is possible to solve only force “. “ the Tariff can decrease, only if the mass protest is. The example is - protest actions in Nizhni Novgorod. If thousand 20 will go out of doors and will tell “is not present“, then the power will reflect. And if the people are silent, agree with this policy, the power considers that it correctly does all “ - companion Ivanov has explained and has added that Omsk communists are ready to incur the organisation of protest actions. However, in a positive outcome “ municipal battle “ Nikolay Ivanov does not trust. “ if the majority of deputies at council session (has taken place on December, 14th, 2005. - „“) openly expressed the opinion on increase of tariffs, unless they will return to this question? Certainly, no! Hardly tariffs will be reconsidered. The budget is already generated, all is painted. If to reconsider tariffs, it is necessary to make changes to the budget, to search for indemnification for the housing and communal services enterprises “ - the leader of fraction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in GS has told. That tariffs for housing and communal services most likely remain without changes, independent deputy GS Nikolay Kostjakov agrees also. “ in my opinion, financing of system of housing and communal services should be made at the expense of federal funds. Any budget - neither municipal, nor regional - reforming of municipal sphere basically is independent will not sustain. If from the federal centre money is, unequivocally tariffs can be lowered “ - mister Kostjakov has explained.
in the meantime officials of the mayoralty of Omsk have already declared that to revision of tariffs for housing services will not return. “ in 2005 the tariff for the maintenance and habitation repair made 7,3 rbl./ sq. m. This tariff deputies have raised only on 8 %, and today it makes 7,8 rbl./ at economically well-founded tariff 11,2 rbl./ sq. m. Increase of the tariff does not cover with sq. m even the all-Russian rate of inflation. Accordingly, there are no bases to reconsider tariffs for housing services towards their decrease “ - has informed a press - the secretary of department of municipal economy (DGH) to the mayoralty of Omsk Irina Serebrennikov. About possibility of decrease in tariffs for heating, cold water supply in DGH is hot also have refused to speak.
It is expected that tomorrow omichej about revision of tariffs for utilities deputies will consider the reference at session of constant commission GS concerning housing and communal services, transport and building.
Anna Gadalina