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Mayor of Reykjavík Presents Three-Year Plan

Mayor of Reykjavík Ólafur F. Magnússon presented a bill for a three-year strategic plan for the capital entitled “Quality of Life and Environment” yesterday. The plan is to increase slots at kindergartens and decrease pollution.

The plan emphasizes, however, that any changes need to be implemented carefully in light of the current uncertain economic situation in Iceland, 24 Stundir reports.

“We are going to try and find a way [to increase slots at kindergartens] and we realize that we have to create better working conditions like elsewhere in the city,” Magnússon said, but did not explain how Reykjavík City planned to hire more kindergarten teachers or confirm whether their salaries would be increased.

The opposition parties in Reykjavík City Council criticized the Independence Party-Liberal Party coalition’s work methods in relation to the three-year plan.

“The plan is clearly poorly prepared and it was difficult for us to obtain information about it […] so we didn’t have time to familiarize ourselves with it,” said Left-Green councilman Thorleifur Gunnlaugsson.

Councilman for the Progressive Party Óskar Bergsson said Mayor Magnússon had not answered a single substantial question, which he said had never occurred at such discussions in Reykjavik City Council before.

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