Tbilisi 2014 budget

Budget gridlock finally solved in Tbilisi

By | March 8th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Irakli Shikhiashvili, head of Tbilisi City Council. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Council decided to write the 2014 budget themselves, after refusing twice to pass drafts proposed by City Hall. The capital’s executive government is staffed by people from Saakashvili’s National Movement, but the city council is dominated […]

Tbilisi City Council March 7 makes last attempt to pass budget

By | March 3rd, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Council will hold a special session on March 7 to once more put the city’s 2014 budget bill to a vote. City Hall has sent a draft budget to the council for the fourth time, but the council failed to approve it. The capital has remained […]

Tbilisi’s 2014 budget rejected a second time

By | February 13th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Sevdia Ugrekhelidze, Acting Mayor of Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The city of Tbilisi’s elected representatives have again failed to approve a new budget for 2014. 17 assembly members supported the new draft prepared by City Hall, 22 voted against. 24 votes were required for the budget to pass. December 29, the […]

City Council to review the capital’s budget on Feb 12

By | February 7th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Council will review the 2014 budget bill on February 12. The council failed to approve the budget on December 29, and for more than a month, Tbilisi has had no budget. City Hall has warned that it will cause extensive problems for […]

Tbilisi TV tower gets to keep its light show

By | January 21st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The TV tower in Tbilisi went briefly dark Monday because of disagreement over the city’s budget, but the flashing light show lit up again late at night. The lights that have become the most visible landmark in the Georgian capital, were turned […]

Tbilisi’s TV tower goes dark due to budget gridlock

By | January 20th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , |

The Tbilisi TV tower has gone dark at night because of a budget gridlock in the city. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi’s most visible landmark, the Mtatsminda TV tower, has gone dark at night, because of the the city’s failure to pass a budget for this year. City Hall decided to switch off the light show on the tower because of the City Council’s […]

Tbilisi still without a budget, City Hall warns of problems

By | January 15th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Acting Mayor of Tbilisi, Sevdia Ugrekhelidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Hall asks the City Council to solve the problem of approving the 2014 city budget. The Council failed to approve the budget on December 29, which means that City Hall is only allowed to spend up to one twelfth of the size of last year’s […]

Tbilisi City Council rejects 2014 budget

By | January 2nd, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A majority in Tbilisi City Council voted to reject the 2014 budget. The proposal received the support of only 18 council members, while 21 voted against. Three abstained. During the preceding debate, a majority of council members criticized how […]