the main priority will be the interests of the citizens


In the city council, active work continues on the development of the budget of Daugavpils for the next year, and this planning is associated with a decrease in revenues against the backdrop of the pandemic crisis.

It is important now to prioritize the future budget of the city and, according to the first vice-mayor Alexei Vasiliev, residents of Daugavpils will become the main priority. Especially children, elderly people, people with disabilities and socially vulnerable citizens.

In the new budget, such items of expenditure as meals for children in schools, free travel for them in public transport, and social assistance will remain at the same level.

The reduction in funding will affect, first of all, the organization and conduct of various events, which, in the context of a pandemic and restrictions, take place mainly remotely.

«The headache of self-government is the payment of utilities by the townspeople. Against the background of a 10-fold increase in the cost of natural gas in world markets, it is extremely difficult to keep the cost of heating for the townspeople at the same level: every month there is a real battle for a stable tariff, but it has been possible to defend it for several months in a row.

The increase in the cost of electricity, fuel and tax on natural resources entails an increase in the cost of water, sewerage, garbage disposal and public transport, ”said Alexei Vasiliev.

The city budget is planned to be adopted in January 2022.

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