Friday , November 27 2020

At the local council referendum on the Kamnik border



Today, a local referendum is held in Jezersko. The Jezerians decide whether they agree with the changes in the urban boundaries, according to which Kamnik and consequently the local government of the Osrednjeslovenska region are in contact with the Austrian border and the possibility of financing cross-border programs from European funds.

The referendum questioning by citizens is as follows: "Do you support the adoption of the regulation on border crossing between the municipalities of Kamniška Bistrica and Zgornje Jezersko on the 26 June 2018 meeting of the town of Jezersko?" . In the June meeting, the Jezerski local government confirmed the border crossing.

Despite changing the boundaries of the Kamnik and Jezersko settlements of the state several years ago, Kamnik would also join the Austrian and Slovenian territories to extend cross-border cooperation projects to the Osrednjeslovenska region. At the end of 2012, however, the LDS Council rejected the proposed amendment. The summer initiative reappeared on the agenda. On 12 June, the majority of the seven city councilors rejected the change of boundaries and on June 26, they adopted a decision on changes to the abridged procedure.

The Mayor of Jezerski Jurij Rebolj is convinced that cross-border exchange is a state-building act in the interest of Slovenia, as the financial amount of cross-border cooperation between Slovenia and Austria under the INTERREG program is expected to increase by some EUR 20 million.

The town councilman Primož Muri opposes the border crossing, warning that Jezersko will lose about 500 meters in length from the neighboring village of Solčava and that the border will remain at only one point. This may in the future be any restriction on the local authority's call for tenders.

On 3 July, Mura initiated a call for a referendum on a municipal Decree on the Reduction of Borders to sign up to 147 votes. Under the additional prescribed procedure, Muri collected five percent of the signing of the voting beneficiaries for the referendum. Since Jezersko's local government has only 539 voters, it would contain 27 signatures and 46 signatures.

On the basis of the conditions fulfilled, the local government adopted a decision to issue a referendum on its 3 October meeting and decided on November 4th. Muri made efforts to hold a referendum at the same time as local elections, which would reduce the cost of referendums, but the city council accepted the mayor's suggestion that two weeks before the elections, both referendums should take place.


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