These auctions allowed to significantly save the budgetary funds and cut the administration costs.
On November 28, 2008, Irena Kilchitskaya held an auction which the Kievans actively participated in – there were about 80 registered participants. We sold 9 cars, totaling to 2,828 million hryvnias. For myself, I bought “Chayka” of Vladimir Shcherbytsky for 1.5 million hryvnias. Besides, the following cars were sold: 3 Toyota Camry of model year 2007, one Mercedes-Benz of model year 1998, one Toyota Land Cruiser of model year 1998, one Buick Park Avenue of model year 1991, and one GAZ-1402 (“Chaika”).
Besides, auctions were held on February 20, 2009 in which 4 cars were sold totaling to 610.465 thousand hryvnias, including 3 cars of Toyota Camry brand of model year 2007, and on March 19, 2009, 2 cars of Toyota Camry brand of model year 2007 were sold for 238.7 thousand hryvnias.
It was an interesting initiative and I am glad that we were able to implement it – yes, it wasn’t that much, it wasn’t that thorough, but I can responsibly say that as a Mayor of Kiev at the time I was doing everything possible to reduce the expenses for the administrative machine, and to spend the savings on projects that were useful for the Kievans and Kiev, such as construction of the PET Technology Centre.
THE RICH PAY FOR THE POOR
Wasn't fulfilled due to the lack of adequate regulatory framework at the state level
I wanted to implement a project according to which in Kiev - the city which is home to at least 20% of very rich people - this very category of citizens incurred the bulk of expenses in terms of payment for utility services through differentiation of rates.
KIEV RACEСOURSE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE
I decided to breathe a new life into the Kiev racecourse to regain its honour to the city and the entire country.
In order to save the budget and reduce the costs for the bureaucratic machine, I decided to organize a car auction to sell vehicles owned by Municipal Enterprise “Motor Transport Enterprise of the Kiev City Council.”
NURSING HOME "THE BEST HOME"
On December 25, 2008, pursuant to the Decision of the Kiev City Council, a municipal enterprise "Best Home" was created.