New Sofia Mayor Fandakova: Changes Do Not Happen by Magic
The new Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has stated that she realizes the responsibility she has taken on and hopes that Sofia’s citizens will be patient as “things do not happen by magic.”
Fandakova, from the ruling center-right party GERB, received exactly 66,23% of the votes in Sunday’s Elections. She stated Monday in an interview for bTV that she already know part of her team and intends to impose her style quickly. She also spoke of her relationship with Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov; "I will always pick up the phone to the Prime Minister and will call him whenever needed."
“We will ask for money from the state for specific projects, we will not seek general funds but will concentrate on these projects. I think Sofia will receive all the funds it requires,” Fandakova added.
Regarding the problem areas in Sofia the former Education Minister Fandakova said; “We will be working to open more nurseries and to sort out the problem with stray dogs...we will also make a long-term strategy to sort out traffic congestion in the city.”
Fandakova concluded that the problems of Roma ghettos in Sofia would not be solved over 1-2 years but instead required a strategy for overcoming them gradually. She also said that a clear register of Sofia residents would be created but that there would be no restrictions on people in the form of ‘Sofia citizenship’.
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"These are the villagers who think they are too cool for living in the villages and farming. They think they can go to Sofia and do some "dalaveri" and have a better life style than in the country. But they rarely accomplish much, because they are stupid and have no education."
Spoken like a real villager, lol.
" I'm sure they contribute a lot to Sofia's wealth and get little in return..."
I am sure they get exactly what they pay for. They get the lifestyle of a city dweller, which is the reason why they left their native villages in the first place. These are the villagers who think they are too cool for living in the villages and farming. They think they can go to Sofia and do some "dalaveri" and have a better life style than in the country. But they rarely accomplish much, because they are stupid and have no education.
This is the typical "alien/immigrant" syndrome.... all those non Sofians using "our" services. All these non local workers happen to be doing the work the locals don't want to do (or can't do at the wages offered). They happen to pay rent somewhere. Buy their banitsas in the morning, coffee at 9, 10, 11 etc, fags all day and rakia's in the evening. I'm sure they contribute a lot to Sofia's wealth and get little in return...
No this is about taxation. About half of Sofia's population do not actually "reside" there, but are rather migrant workers from the rural hinterland. So they don't pay taxes in Sofia, rather their home village. So the city has to try and service 3 million when only 1 million are (at least notionally) paying taxes here. No wonder the infrastructure is f**ked in Sofia!
"She also said that a clear register of Sofia residents would be created but that there would be no restrictions on people in the form of ‘Sofia citizenship’."
Yet more beaurocracy.... they are doing something like this in Plovdiv as well . Why? Given the need to register yourself at the local council, surely they know who is living in Sofia. How else did they draw up the electoral list for the election over the weekend?
Yet another politician talking a lot, doing very little and implementing even less of anything that would be helpful.
But then I guess 66% on a turn out of 23% means that only 15% of eligible voters actually voted for her so: who cares!