down trees in the Uritsky park is a real sabotage, egregious example
that cannot be hushed up! The contractor has been given permission to cut
several emergency trees but he had cut down more, including a tree, which was a
symbol of the park for many citizens. That should not have happened!
now we can take comfort in that the tree turned out to be rotten in the end. Any
hurricane could cause a terrible misfortune if the tree would fall on a passing
man. But this does not justify the action of the contractor, because tree
cutting should be done only with the permission! All the huge work on the
reconstruction of more than 30 urban parks and gardens was discredited because of
a negligent contractor.
But we have
taken concrete steps to ensure that the situation will not repeat in the
future. First, the clear regulations were established, which each contractor must
comply with, and secondly - advisory council was created. Before our enterprises
of improvement will get allow for felling in the Executive Committee, the
advisory council, together with the experts will make a decision for each tree.
most important role in this issue Kazan citizens play. This case has once again
demonstrated how active our citizens are. It is because of their indifference contractors
won’t cut down any tree illegally! I thank them for that! That's how should any
work in the city take place - under the strict control of citizens,
taking into account their views.