Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu is asking Bucharesters on a social media website to “cast a vote” in order for a 7-hectare plot of land from Herastrau Park, a plot transferred from state property to the property of the Office for Tourism and Transactions, to return to the City Hall. Sorin Oprescu posted an online petition on his Facebook page, against the backdrop in which the Bucharest Court of Appeals will analyze the appeal filed by the Bucharest City Hall and the Studentesc Sports Club against the decision through which the 7 hectares were transferred to the Office of Tourism and Transactions SA.
“Bucharesters, cast a vote for Herastrau Park! Herastrau Park was created for Bucharesters, for spending time outdoors and for the development of sport in general. The 7 hectares that are part of Herastrau Park should return to the ownership of Bucharesters!” the mayor wrote on the Facebook page.
“I believe it is time for Bucharesters to put an end to these destructions and thefts from their already insufficient surface of green space, it is time to say we do not want only pubs instead of sports clubs on the shore of the Herastrau Lake. From 32 clubs before 1990, there are now only three clubs and they are about to be destroyed. Briefly, I ask you Bucharesters, but not only you, to jointly form a wall against abuses and illegalities and to obtain the cancelling of these acts that break all Romanian laws,” the initiator of the petition writes.
The Bucharest Court of Appeals will analyze the appeal filed by the Bucharest City Hall and the Studentesc Sports Club against a decision that transferred 7 hectares of land from the Herastrau Park from the state’s ownership to that of the Office of Tourism and Transactions SA. The next court date is scheduled on March 17, when Sorin Oprescu is due to be heard.