Baek Gun-gi, Mayor of Yongin, “The first ‘special city’ in the country, should be given the authority and responsibility worthy of its name”

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"Baek Gungi Yongin Market"  Baek Gungi Yongin Market "'Special city' should be given the same authority and responsibility as 'metropolitan city'"he emphasized.

▲ “Baekgungi Yongin Market” Mayor Baek Gun-gi of Yongin emphasized that “special cities should be given the same authority and responsibilities as “metropolitan cities”.
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Yongin Mayor Baek Gun-gi emphasized the need for strengthened ‘special authority’ ahead of the launch of ‘special city’ in 2022.

In an interview with on the 6th, Mayor Baek Gun-ki answered a question about “preparation for the launch of a special city”, and said, “Giving the name of a ‘special city’ to a large city with a population of 1 million after 30 years of local self-government is a big deal. Innovation is welcome, but a name change does not change reality,” he said.

In particular, it demanded authority and responsibility comparable to that of a metropolitan city of similar size.

Mayor Baek said, “In the past, a metropolitan city with a population of 1 million played a role as an individual regional government.” He explained the background of the introduction of the ‘special city’ system.

“Given the purpose and background of the introduction of such a system, it is natural to grant authority and responsibility comparable to that of a metropolitan city,” he said.

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"Baekgungi Yongin Market"  Baek Gungi Yongin Market "It is necessary to take time to build the foundation to leap forward as an eco-friendly economically self-sufficient city 'Yongin Special City'."He said he intends to run for re-election.

▲ “Baekgungi Yongin Market” Mayor Baek Gun-gi of Yongin said, “We need time to build a foundation to leap into an eco-friendly economically self-sufficient city “Yongin Special City”, and expressed his will to challenge for re-election.
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“It takes time to leap forward as an eco-friendly economically self-sufficient city ‘Yongin Special City'”… Willingness to run for re-election

In particular, “In order to raise the standard of basic property for social welfare benefits, which is relatively discriminated against compared to metropolitan cities with similar populations, we have continuously requested the relevant ministries to revise the notification of the standard for social welfare benefits in special cases since March. “Recently, as news became known that the Ministry of Health and Welfare is considering raising the standard of basic property in special cases to large cities in a positive direction, the Ministry of Finance and Economy in four special cities amends the notification of the standard for basic property for social welfare benefits. We have requested budget support for this,” he said.

In addition, mayor Baek Gun-gi told the citizens, “The owners of ‘Yongin Special City’, a large city with a population of 1 million, are always citizens. Citizens are the mayor, and the happiness of citizens is the development of Yongin.” “Yongin Special City’ will do its best to improve the quality of life of citizens and ensure a happy life for citizens through complete decentralization and strong autonomous administration.”

On the other hand, Yongin Mayor Baek Gun-ki answered a question about “willingness to challenge for re-election” and said, “The past three years have been the time to change the paradigm of Yongin’s administration and prepare a foothold and foundation for leaping into an eco-friendly, economically self-sufficient city beyond chaotic development, and ‘citizens are mayors’ We promoted a business to create the future food of Yongin under the corrective principle of We need to lay the groundwork for a leap forward as an economically self-sufficient city of ‘Yongin Special City.’

Addendum | This article is also published in Local Life (www.locallife.news) and Tax News (www.taxnews.kr).

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