Milan Bandic’s premature death a few months ago left a window of opportunity for change open in the Croatian capital, and it seems that change truly is finally happening.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomasevic recently held a press conference in the lobby of the Zagreb City Administration, where he spoke about the first month of his term, the financial picture of a post-Bandic Zagreb and more of his plans for the capital.
”This is the fifteenth press conference we’ve had in the last 37 days,” said Tomadevic at the beginning, announcing a weekly press conference in the future, which will be held every Tuesday, reports N1.
Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomasevic also spoke about the city’s official vehicle fleet, saying that they decided on cheaper vehicle variants and have returned the fancy cars previously being driven despite the city’s dire financial status.
“We cancelled the tender for official vehicles, the presidents of the city councils used these cars 24 hours a day, I don’t know on what basis. We returned all the expensive cars, the BMWs, Mercedes, Audis… We’ve now got Meganes, Octavias and Corsas,” said Tomasevic, adding that the three arrested city employees, Barun, Krajina and Sulentic, have also now been officially suspended.
The mayor also noted that the financial picture of the City of Zagreb and of Zagreb Holding is far from good.
“This indebtedness was for liquidity, in the autumn we’ll look with the banks for refinancing, which will be a long-term solution with the restructuring of the City and of Holding,” stated Tomasevic.
For more on Croatian politics, both local and national, make sure to bookmark our dedicated politics section and stay in the loop.