Celje's long-term Mayor, Bojan Šrot, will be counted for his fifth season with four competitors, who believe the Civic could lead better. They were asked how.
Tourism is one of the weak points of Celje. There are many historical and natural attractions, including Roman remains, almost every new builder faces growing in more than one meter in the ground; medieval castles and other rich heritage of history. However, there is not much wait overnight.
The biggest problem Celje is ecology, old environmental burdens associated with Cinkarno. Solving the problem of this problem has already been its "list number" among the electoral issues. The issues slowly move, the borough replaces contaminated soil around the nursery, the land remains the same, and there is a large amount of dispute land in the old Cinkarna area. So big that it could be outside the fiscal power of one borough. Although the state and the borough compile, who will pay for it, and every time with someone's fingerprint point when contamination itself, toxic substances in the living environment continue. Candidates' responses to this topic can be found in the link below, in a separate article.
The first one on the State Elections Commission list is Branko Verdev o SD– Yes. The 63-year-old engineer and urban councilor states that Celje can do more in the field of tourism, and also recommends even greater development of the urban and rural environment.
Verdev did not send us the answers.
Colors SDS– he represents Matjaž Železnik, a pedagogy and a music choir, who ran for Mayor Celja for the first time in 1994, who was also a city councilor. Reasons for the repeated attempt include "financial mechanisms that have occurred". It sets out a new spatial plan in its first place.
No. three is the long time mayor Bojana Šrot. So far, it has always been running under the SLS badge, this time for the first time Celje Mayor List.
Applicant Ardoll Yes Mateja Žvižej, an employee from Celje's central library and, in particular, a participating budget advocate, as one of the city's key shortcomings "strategic direction absence".
Former head of Finance Department in the Celje area Sandi Sendelbach is run on the initiative of the volunteers with France Pusar of the "Open Celje" group for the first time. In the first place, it's increasing the city's democracy, in terms of introducing a participating budget, supporting local communities …
Party SLS So far he has competed with Srot at the head, this time the former president of the party, Mark Zidansk. Zidanšek has been involved in local politics for a long time, since 1998 a councilor, and in previous orders, has also been authorized a mayor.
This is the last place on the DVK list Marko Vugawhich represents the client SMC. A 31-year-old logistics manager is a Celje manufacturing company. He gives "new ideas" that his team, who has been leading the city for 20 years, has not been.
Tourism is a weakness of Celje, which shows the figure of 20,000 overnight stay each year compared to more than a million in the capital. Do you offer any answers to increase?
Železnik: Celje tourism is clearly involved in visitors in the capital, who want to see another small town. Celje is relatively close and has important historic buildings. The Ljubljana proposal, which could provide the tourist offer from Celje, needs to be contacted. Tourism organizers in Celje must find a way for other information units across Slovenia. We need to contact tourist offices around Slovenia and include the Celje proposal as a content that can be recognized in Slovenia. We need to emphasize the special qualities of our environment or even look after the tourism expertise that would attract visitors to Celje.
Srot: Depending on the annual tourist tax payment, the wait overnight is longer. A comparison with the capital is hurt. Tourism in Celje is a more important industry over the last 10 years and it's growing fast. The city is well decorated, the same as the environment, but we also have the most rich history. We intend to build a hanging bridge, which will be a great tourist attraction, eco tourism development on Šmartinsko jezero, and Galli Glamming at Stari grade, the zip line at Celjska koča, build a kayaking path with a Medlog camp, and so on. The tourist visit grows at an annual rate of more than 20%. This year we received an award from the Slovenia Tourist Association for the most organized and homely city of Slovenia. In the future, we intend to devote more money to promote.
Žvižejeva: Reorganization of a public organization caring for tourism in Celje. Key places need to be employed by people who really know tourism and do not reorganize some strategies that nobody reads. Local societies need to be contacted, because they act perfectly and are a shame that are not included in the local tourist offer, and I am also surprised that in the world of tourism, except for lety, there is almost no economic enterprise. In short, Celje's rich tourism and tourism infrastructure needs to breathe content that can only be taken by excellent staff.
Sendelbach: Yes, after 20 years of development, we will start in Celje with the proposed strategic development of tourism and include all tourism-related activities: citizens and citizens, public, culture, economy, tourism providers, diplomacy , professional media, briefly combines our tourism. As well as the inclusion and urbanization of the city center with an emphasis on cultural tourism, we will also devise the same unorganized suburban tourist sites, such as Šmartinsko jezero, suburban farms, Celjska koča idr. and also developing eco-tourism. Through a more efficient connection with one of the tourist destinations around the same time, tourists will stay in our city for several days, which will also increase overnight stay. We will also promote the development of fire, congress and sports tourism. Celje will be in a network of advanced tourist cities as an identifiable destination.
Zidanšek: For my team, tourism is an important job generator and just the only activity that is based on local factors, is an extremely important area. Therefore, we will prepare a very detailed strategy for the tourism development of Celje. We need a thorough analysis of the situation, on that basis we can shape Celje's vision and then deliver the strategic goals and delivery. Celje as Slovenia is small – it has forests, a river, a lake that can be like a sea, it has an urban infrastructure (from halls, stadiums, ice rides, mountains, rich history …) so it's it must "better" and be customized to modern trends in tourism, such as:
– animation tourism – especially families searching for destinations that are interesting for individual activities – we plan to organize an adventure cinema of 5 D at the Old Celje Castle, which will bring tourists as a time machine through a rich history Knežija town (from ancient Celia by Celje counts to date).
– cooking tourism – connection with the countryside (rural tourism, food and genuine wine)
– urban tourism (people want to walk around towns and depend on the customs of local people – several pedestrian areas in the old city center, marketing the history of rich Celje …).
Vuga: The data shows bad weather in tourism. The number of overnight stays is mainly due to fair tourism and the consequence of sports events in the city and less as a result of a strategic reflection and holistic approach. Therefore, I think that we should contact this with the concrete and parallel development of tourism and the city's surroundings. So, for example, the integrated development of Llyn Šmartinsko (not only by building jumps and dying from other activities) with lake tourism has to connect with city-wide tourists, where everyone talks about the fact that the center has disappeared. The answer is also in the intermodal integration and is looking for synergistic points (eg flying in Levec, a well in Žalec, an introduction of the city's rich history in the center, a cycle path to health destinations in Laško and across Rimske … ).
Celje was once the third largest city, now he is fifth. How to go on?
Železnik: We need to increase the spatial motion for economic activities. We need to encourage private entrepreneurship and attract new entrepreneurs working in high-tech services and activities. We need to promote cultural events that are of interest to visitors outside Celje. We have to re-arrange holiday activities such as: Celje Singing Festival, Home Film Week, and so on.
Srot: Celje is the third largest city and will continue to do so in the future. There is a need to distinguish between the size of the borough and the size of the city.
Žvižejeva: I believe that the size for quality of life is not essential. However, the fact is that urban planning is a shortfall, a tendency of suburbs, when people move to suburbs (other boroughs), negligence of 20 years of public housing construction and weak for the development of a new economy, and I edit, in particular, a modern urban spatial plan,. Let's work on quality of life and be at home to new immigration.
Sendelbach: Celje became unpredictable for young people who started to move away from the city, which caused Celje from the first to become a fifth largest city in the country by the number of residents. This downward trend is the result of a steady decline in economic power, the vitality of the city. Due to the unused long-term development potential, Celje does not have any features of a modern dynamic city, but still has a reputation of corrupted industrial city. We will aim to promote and create new value added jobs: with incentives for young entrepreneurs and the strategic economy, tourism development, cultural activity support, etc. At the same time, we will help young families and young people solve the first housing problem through rent subsidy and facilitate the availability of the purchase, as well as organized activities outside the school's support when raising and safeguarding children.
Zidanšek: Third, fifth, fourteen … depending on what criterion you are considering. Following a local self-government reform in 1998, the territory and, therefore, also reduced the number of residents at Trefod Celje, as the independent boroughs were formed – Vojnik, Štore a Dobrna. For citizen quality, I find a more important criterion than the number of residents, the added value of the citizen, and according to this criterion, Celje is the third, a total of 21,890 euros, a little higher in Ljubljana – 22,994 euros and the largest in Novo mesto – 28,357 euros. The Velenje city is a little Celje with € 12,199. Our vision is that Celje is the most attractive place to stay. Therefore, the borough must provide an environment that will attract companies that create new jobs with high added value. In this way, the city will be attractive to young people who will be able to work in professions that correspond to education, and in the city they will see a bright future for themselves and, your families. On the other hand, with economic seconds, we will fill out the municipal treasury to get enough money for social, social, community and other needs.
Vuga: The answer needs to be found in a few key points, which also represent most of my program. With the adoption of an OPN, which will clearly define the framework for the development of the city, in the field of housing policy and in the field of economic development. By launching the latter and attracting private capital and facilitating business development (opening zones, logistic centers), the borough will open jobs that will retain (and attract) young people in the city. The possibility of employment that comes from economic momentum will be supported by a higher housing policy, which will enable young people to create living conditions in our borough and as a result of the development of the third place . I will also strive for additional incentives for young families
Of course, this should be added to create better conditions for tourism, culture and sport. Caring for the disabled and the elderly, who is a complete and complete complete development of the city borough in the next decades.
How to act to start the Celje economy?
Železnik: We have to wake up the Celje economy at many levels:
– provide for the city's more intensive regeneration through the regeneration of empty cafes,
– regenerating service activities, which can be a good support for the economy and the public,
– education for defective professions,
– Attract new activities that are open to new technologies,
– improve conditions for buying land and business sites.
Srot: The Celje economy works perfectly and has never achieved such results in history. According to AJPES, this is the third economy among urban boroughs and only about 1,000 euros for Ljubljana behind GDP.
Žvižejeva: In the business policy and salary of companies, the borough does not have the right to invite, but I would like the economy to be suitable for the employee, not just capital. The economy, which will succeed in attracting as many personnel as possible, will also regenerate in Celje and the economies that make the environment dignified, but not destroying. The borough must provide all the support, community infrastructure, incentives for innovative and social enterprises and spatial centers so that the economy can develop and implement.
Sendelbach: We will set Celje's development goal as part of a business innovation between Munich and Belgrade. Celje also needs to restore his traditionally strong role from a production and transport center. Therefore, we will establish a fund for startup funds for young entrepreneurs and call direct incentives for Celje's economic strategic projects as a borough. We will increase the incentives for the economy in relation to European funds. We will promote the development of high quality crafts and crafts, and provide for these needs the necessary supportive environment, for example, Craft Academy. We will adopt the Urban Spatial Plan immediately, as Celje is the only civic borough in the country, and does not even have it. This will enable potential investors to provide utility tools for construction areas and sufficient land for larger activities. However, Celje is a regional center and it is not unacceptable for us to go to neighboring boroughs.
Zidanšek: One of the priority measures is to adopt the urban spatial plan (OPN). Community grounds have been a good investment for the arrival of investors, so, after adopting the OPN, we will be able to establish new ones. In addition, we will be looking for companies that are at some time limited in their area or looking for new opportunities in excellent geostatics settings, as Celje has. Celje has located on the fifth corridor and is one of the planned places for the logistics center. Therefore, we support the support for the continued continuation of the construction of an intermodal logistics center that will bring the Celje 2000 jobs.
Vuga: As already connected, Celje has an integrated solution, not just partial answers that are good for individuals or a handful of people. We are human and we need to create conditions for their practice. There are examples of good practice in the neighboring boroughs (opening economic areas, logistics centers) and I believe that Celje can also develop existing economic entities and encourage new investments. We also had examples of many bad practices that I do not want to repeat. A dialogue needs to be established with the economy. As a mayor, I will meet business workers on a regular basis, I will listen to their wishes and respond to their needs. After the previous conversations, I was presented to a vision of economic development, and we agreed to as much as possible. The borough must listen to and respond to stimulus and response to the economy, but unfortunately, I repeat the need to accept the OPN, to take care of the consensus development of the borough. And I think there are good solutions for all Celje in open discussions.
During the election year, Celje gets public urban traffic as the last city borough in the country. What are your plans for public transport?
Železnik: Public urban transport is a very important factor of mobile connectivity between the individual parts of the city and its surroundings. We need to offer a free civic bus service and very convenient suburban traffic, which will have the advantages of driving before the car. Example: a Grosuplje parking house and a connection to bus transport to Ljubljana. Preferential bus transport must be replaced on the possibility of car transport, which is sensible and directed to every location of the city and its surroundings. For many cities outside Slovenia, decades of development have developed different types of public transport, which are meaningful and meaningful. For example: subway, trolleybus etc. Unfortunately, Celje is the last city that will receive public transport. Probably, we did not do enough in this area.
Srot: Celje has long public urban transport, used in the area of long distance traffic, and has been operated by the concession so far and has been funded by the state. In the city we decided to establish 3 new civic lines, we have already bought 10 ecological buses. This passenger passenger transport starts early in 2019 and is subsidized by the borough.
Žvižejeva: In any case, I will evaluate the momentum of public transport in this form as a positive change for the better. It was a long time for Celje to join more and less places with this for a long time, this also is part of the care for a healthy and clean environment and for integrating all the tiers of the population . At the moment, it is only anticipated that the operation of the bus lines will be a narrow place, which we want to extend to the whole city, especially more remote places, such as Škofja vas a Ljubečna, do not include them at this time. There is also a need to consider the action model, which is currently planned with a concession to the private person, we disagree with, but the pricing policy, we think it should At least public transport for vulnerable groups can be free. We believe that Celje's common goals are also the gradual expansion of pedestrian areas, cycle routes need to be organized and, most importantly, to build bypass. Freight traffic is needed urgently to drive outside the city.
Sendelbach: Celje had a completely functional public traffic traffic and it is incredible that urban bus lines and interactive links have been canceled over the last 20 years. However, public urban transport is one of the basic public services for which the municipal administration is responsible. Therefore, we will pay special attention to rehabilitation of this problem. We will look after a free circular city line, and at weekends as well as an evening line for transporting young people safely. The scheme also includes the establishment of immediate public transport to key tourism points (Stari grad, Šmartinsko jezero, Celjska koča, etc.). Such a system of public transport in the Celje basin will also have positive effects on reducing the pollution of the city due to traffic.
Zidanšek: Bus public passenger transport will be delivered by the end of the year. Initially, the transport will take place in four lines that connect the city center with larger sleeping areas (Island, Zelenica, Lava, Ostrožno, Nova Vas, Dečko naselje, Hudinja, Gaberje). In addition, the extension to local communities and / Includes also the outskirts of the city.
Vuga: Many people say that Celje is a missed opportunity. However, I think that it is better to have public city traffic better than ever. It should be noted that the country has an important role in this case, which, of course, is commendable and I welcome such an approach, and the borough took part in the implementation of the project and used most of the European money offered. I would like to see myself in Celje as the first to host such a project and I do not want to think about the reasons why the realization was so late. I hope it's not before a poll. I am also a public transporter, who will be accessible to Celje and happy to use Celjani. I understand that there will be a need to open a public debate on parking spaces in the city, possibly closing down the busiest traffic center. I am definitely want to dialogue with the public and make the best possible decisions.
What do you promise to the citizens if they elect you? What would really change? Be specific, but choose one or two key promises / changes.
Železnik: Prepare and accept a new OPN site that will take account of the city's development needs, the ecological specifications of the city, the development of entrepreneurship and the establishment of a new home for the elderly according to modern criteria and needs.
Srot: I promise to the citizens that I will endeavor to fulfill the commitments before an election given to me and make sure the city is desirable to the lives of every generation. I will do everything in my stage to keep Celje one of the fastest developing cities in Slovenia.
Žvižejeva: I promise to introduce a participatory budget. Urban budgets are public money. That's all of us money. And it is right that citizens have the option of deciding where and how much they want to invest, or eat. I promise that the urban spatial plan will be adopted. This current absence means that urban land is in the permitted gray zone.
Sendelbach: As a mayor candidate supported by the citizens and citizens of Open Celje's civil enterprise, I am committed to acting in the interests of all Celje and Celje, and therefore, among the first key changes, we will talk about establishing democratic decision-making lines that people's will can start considered in the city. As a proof that I take this commitment seriously, we will reduce bills & # 39; urban public companies for each home, and give them a half million euros to the Local Communities and City Quarters. We will introduce a participatory budget that city citizens will also take part in the development of the city and will co-decide on the development priorities.
Zidanšek: First of all, this is an economic boost. The team has people, entrepreneurs who are successful and know how to maximize the potential of geostatics and the development of the city. Then there is tourism, where I will reveal Šmartinsko Lake, because after cleaning, we intend to do it, it will attract tourists, but first of all it is useful to Celjanke and Celje, for their leisure , sports activities, and maybe relaxation, such as It's usually in the sea.
Vuga: I pledge the people to improve the dialogue. I will listen to their needs and wishes. We will search for answers through the dialogue to as much as possible. Specifically, when adopting the urban spatial plan, we will design a new, faster and even more development of the borough. And the whole city borough, all its parts, local communities and town squares will be fully integrated, where there will not be space for the specific interests and interests of individual areas.