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Riga City Council opposition requests extraordinary meeting in relation to street repairs

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDeputies of the National Alliance and Unity factions of Riga City Council have sent a letter to the Transport Committee’s manager with a request to call in an extraordinary meeting.

Deputies request to include the report of the acting head of Riga City Council’s Transport Department Emils Jakrins about the progress with street repairs in Riga and planned measures to improve the work of the department and organization of repairs.

«The planning and execution of repair work in Riga is not being carried out in a way that would accommodate the size and busyness of the capital’s streets. The management of Riga City Council avoids taking political responsibility for this situation. This is why we wish to hear detailed explanations from the people in charge of the institution,» – Transport Committee’s deputy Jurgis Klotins comments the call for an extraordinary meeting.

Opposition deputies of Riga City Council had previously noted problems with the work of Riga City Council’s Transport Department. On 5 June, the opposition asked the city council to dismiss the head of the department Vitaly Reinbahs.

The head of Riga City Council’s Transport Department Vitaly Reinbahs was dismissed from his post on 16 August.

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