Mayors in other cities
Many great cities have mayors. Their mayors havethe respect of the people who elect them and defendthe interests of their citizens. And they are directlyaccountable.In
Ken Livingstone integrated bus andunderground rail services under TransportForLondon andreduced congestion, while Boris Johnston is managingLondon’s preparations for the 2012 Olympics.
Michael Bloomberg has tackled greenspaces, public health and schools – as well as the city’scarbon emissions, while Rudy Giuliani is famed for asuccessful crackdown on crime.In
, Pasqual Maragall i Mira transformedhis city’s transport infrastructure for the 1992 Olympics.
PARIS, COPENHAGEN, BRUSSELS, VIENNA, SANFRANCISCO
are just some of the other citiesthat have thrived under strong mayors with ambitiousplans to reform transport, parks, sports, culture andbusiness. They are now regularly ranked as the mostliveable cities in the world.
Who will be able to vote?
The new mayor
will represent over 1.2m people livingin the greater Dublin area, and will be responsible foroverseeing services across the four local authorityareas in the capital – Dublin City Council, Fingal CountyCouncil, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council andSouth Dublin County Council. Voters from Balbrigganto Bray and from Howth to Lucan will elect the mayor.If you have a vote in the council elections you can alsovote for the mayor. To check if you are on the register,go to
When will the elections take place?
The election will take place in early 2011. Before that,we need your help in deciding the mayor’s roles andresponsibilities. Laws dening the powers of thenew mayor and setting the date for the election willbe moving through Leinster House in Autumn 2010.Keep up to date and register for email updates at
DID YOU KNOW?
• 1.2m people live inthe Dublin area• The mayor willbe in charge oftransport, waste,parks, housing andplanning• The mayor’s ofcewill be responsiblefor investing morethan €1.5 billionper year in theDublin area andreducing waste andduplication in theservices provided bythe councils.
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