Did Balti Municipality have the possibility to stop the constructions in the parks and the unauthorized extensions in the green spaces? Would these sales and leases have been possible if these topics had been covered more? What actions can Bălți Municipality take to finish the troubled lease contracts that are automatically extended on the conveyor belt in Bălți? Why doesn’t anyone supervise when contracts expire to send a notice to the lessee about the expiration of the leases and leases? What kind of landlord is he who does not pursue when the leases expire, rents them for nothing? Are the current councilors ready to fight for the recovery of the land sold with the gross violation of the procedures? Invitations to these and other topics were discussed at the round table organized by “Association for Human Rights Lex XXI” on 04.09.2020.
This time, it was chosed again an important and painful topic “Constructions in the green areas of Bălți municipality. What was planned and what was achieved “. The involvement of lawyers in the event, made it possible to raise and discuss the legal aspects of this issue at a professional level. The floor was also given to the representatives of the press, civil society and the mayor of Singerei, Arcadie Covalev, who shared their practical experience in this field. We believe that the discussion is one of the first steps towards solving urban problems. It was interesting and useful to hear the opinion of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “SP” Ruslan Mihalevski, who spoke about how he revealed the problem of construction in city parks in the early 2000s, in particular, the transformation of a small gallery into a commercial complex with 3 floors in which the “Bonus” store is located.Of course, the participants did not ignore the questions that are closer to our days about the extensive and elevated buildings of cafes / restaurants “Malis”, “Incomlac”, “Prime”, “Di Vino” and others, which lead to the destruction of green spaces and reduction of park areas. During the debate on these issues, civil activists Maxim Burduja and Nikolai Usatii, who have been fighting for the protection of the rights and interests of citizens for many years, played a significant role. Lilia Cialpuh, on behalf of people with special needs, spoke about the problems they have to face every day to have access to public space.
Unfortunately, the local authorities in Balti again ignored the opportunity to join the discussion.
The round table took place within the project “Mobilization for monitoring” implemented by the “Association for Human Rights Lex XXI” financed by the European Union and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation under the grant program “Development of local civil society in the Republic of Moldova”.