APRIL 2 2012 21:50h
The president of the City Council Davor Bernardic was invited as a guest in a show of Soundset Plavi Radio. He talked about the major problem of the number of unemployed people which is also present in the city of Zagreb.
- What I would like to do is to make this city the most developed city south of Vienna. To be able to achieve this goal, Zagreb needs between 70 and 100 thousand new working places. This would mean that if we employ all those citizens of Zagreb who are without jobs, we still need 50 thousand people.
Bernardic also explained the decision about the new way of sale of city’s terrain. Zagreb will become the first city in Croatia where the value of the land will be determined according to the standard procedures of buying and selling of it.
- There will be the prescribed procedure which will enable the transparent managing of the city’s land. The city will be able to get the millions from these transactions which were done without the city’s administration rules. You can’t claim that something is not urban if you haven’t got the laws. This decision will enable the city not to lose money when something is being built. On the contrary, the city should get the money from that. It is one of the best moves for this city in the last 20 years.
- This also means that in three years’ time we will be able to know all the property of the city. We will form the map of real estates as the central register of all assets of the city – he added.
- The city hasn’t been able to list all the assets which belong to it. In this way we will be able to manage the urban development and to have control of city’s land.