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Priorities of new interim mayor of Bucharest: district heating this winter and Municipality audit

Resolving the problems of the Bucharest district heating company RADET and an urgent auditing of the Municipality are two of the priorities of the in-coming interim Mayor of Bucharest, Razvan Sava.
‘The zero priority is to resolve the RADET situation. Together with the management of the company I intend to set clear measures so that the people of Bucharest will not have any issues regarding the supply of hot water and heat especially now that the winter is here. I will shortly organise a working meeting on the subject. My second priorities a meeting of the winter committee to check the stage of the preparations for the cold season. The next measure I am going to take is to post on the Bucharest Municipality website al contracts in progress, so that the residents of this city can clearly see how their money from taxes and other dues are spent. I will urgently commission out an auditing service to have an accurate image of the current situation of the Municipality’, the new Mayor of the Capital city, Razvan Sava, told Mediafax.

The Bucharest City Council held an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, after a previous extraordinary meeting on Monday when they voted to dismiss the interim Mayor of Bucharest Stefanel Marin, two months after being appointed to replace Sorin Oprescu, currently a suspect in a corruption case.

On the agenda there was the election of a new deputy mayor and the appointment of a new deputy mayor to act as interim mayor.
PNL councillor Richard Radu proposed his colleague Razvan Sava as deputy mayor. The independent councillor Cristinel Deaconescu proposed PMP councillor Lucian Iliescu.
Razvan Sava was appointed with 35 votes in favour. Iliescu obtained just nine votes.
The PNL members of the City Council then proposed Razvan Sava as interim mayor. It was the only proposal made. Dan Darabont said PSD was not playing ‘the useless political game of making a proposal’.
So the only proposal voted on was PNL’s. Razvan Sava received 34 votes in favour and 11 against.

Bucharest city councillor since 2012

The in-coming Bucharest acting Mayor, Razvan Sava, had been a member of the City Council of Bucharest since 2012, having also chaired the Public Utilities Committee. He graduated the Energy Faculty of the Bucharest Polytechnic University in 1995 and has held various leading positions with a number of companies.
According to his financial disclosure form submitted in June 2015, Razvan Sava owns 480 square metres of arable land in Pantelimon town which he bought in 2007 together with his wife, and a 140 sq m apartment in District 1, Bucharest, bought in 2010.
Sava also owes EUR 190,000 in the form of two bank loans: one of EUR 40,000 and one of EUR 150,000, taken in 2007 and 2010, maturing in 2017 and 2030 respectively. The same statement indicates that Razvan Sava was paid RON 11,913 by the Bucharest City Council and his wife, Claudia Catalina Sava, who is an adviser/head of department with the National Securities Board (CNVM), reports an income of RON 273,465.

Ex-interim mayor of Bucharest: It was a beautiful dream

The former acting Mayor of Bucharest, Stefanel-Dan Marin, who was dismissed by the City Council on Tuesday, thinks ‘dark clouds’ have gathered above Bucharest and says he had a nice dream about political leaders being able to do something useful for the people. ‘

It was a beautiful dream… one where the top political leaders of Bucharest do something useful for the people, where people in the public administration had no ties with the business environment, where someone says to the theft of tax-payers’ money and is appreciated, where political games are in the best interest of the public and not in the best interest of the party piggy bank, where regular people reach the top of the administration… it was just a dream about things being normal… many dark clouds have gathered above Bucharest… that’s a shame!’ Stefanel-Dan Marin wrote on Facebook.

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