The minority in Reykjavík City Council submitted a statement at the council’s meeting yesterday criticizing how long it is taking for the majority coalition to complete the city’s budget.
Reykjavík City Hall. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr said the work on the budget is taking a natural course. “There were elections and shortly afterwards summer vacations began during which time the administration in Reykjavík City becomes disorganized,” he pointed out to Fréttabladid.
According to the minority, the council’s schedule stated that policy making and listing priorities should have taken place in June but now, in mid-August, meetings have yet to be scheduled in any of the city’s divisions.
The minority also pointed out that the council’s task force on finances has not met either and therefore nothing has been formally organized in regard to completing work on the budget for next year.
Gnarr said he doesn’t remember what schedules were agreed upon but believes that the work on the budget has gone according to plan.