Jón Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavik meets the residents of Laugadalur today
The meetings are part of the project ‘Better Districts‘. And from Monday the 14th of January, the residents of Reykjavík can bring all kinds of ideas of small projects, new construction and maintenance projects, which are intended to improve the neighborhoods of the city. Ideas will be received on the website ‘Better Reykjavik‘ under the web tab: ‘Better Districts”.
Last year, the City of Reykjavik received nearly 400 ideas about projects in the neighborhoods from its residents. The City plans once again to spend 300 million ISK to the so-called " District pots” and residents can bring ideas for projects and then vote for them on electronic residential election which will be held on the 14th – 19 of March in the same way as last year.
At the meetings, the mayor will review the last year’s projects which currently have been implemented in the neighborhoods as well as to call forth proposals of ideas for new projects to improve the residential areas of Reykjavik. In addition, residents are requested to volunteer in order to follow up on an idea from the beginning until its implementation. The mayor will be accompanied by chief officials of the City of Reykjavik.
In the meeting, the mayor will give a talk followed by a query time but then people will have the opportunity to sit down, discuss and record the ideas that will be presented at the meeting in the name of each district.
"I encourage people to come to the meeting with good and constructive ideas, so that we can make Reykjavik even better than it is," said the mayor, Jon Gnarr. "Last year the residents came up with several great ideas and now, well over a one hundred of them have been carried out. They have already made the city look better"
The district meetings with the mayor in all neighborhoods:
Laugardalur: Monday, 14th of January, at 5pm at Laugalækjarskóli
Árbær: Wednesday 16th of January at 5pm in Árbæjarskóli
Vesturbær: Thursday, 17th of January, at 5pm in Hagaskóli.
Háaleiti - Bústaðir: Monday, 21 January at 5pm in Réttarholtsskóli
Breiðholt: Tuesday 22nd of January at 5pm in Gerðuberg
Downtown: Wednesday 23rd of January at 5pm in Reykjavik City Hall
Grafarholt - Úlfarsárdalur: Thursday 24th of January at 5pm in Sæmundarskóli.
Kjalarnes: Thursday 24th of January at 8pm in Klébergsskóli
Hlíðar: Monday 28th of January at 5pm in Kjarvalsstadir
Grafarvogur: Tuesday 29th January at 5pm in Gufunesbær