Osaka – A 2nd referendum on a campaign to rearrange the city of Osaka right into a metropolis like Tokyo will certainly be held later on this year, after the municipal assembly on Thursday offered its approval for a brand-new ballot.
The plan is targeted at attaining extra efficient administration with cost-cutting.
The 2nd ballot will likely be held on Nov. 1 as it is expected to occur within 60 days of both prefectural as well as municipal settings up recommending the effort.
The prefectural assembly okayed last Friday to the referendum plan. It was advanced by the local political team Osaka Ishin no Kai, headed by Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui.
The effort was elected down by a slim margin in the initial referendum in May 2015, with challengers saying prices can be reduced without such a reconstruction.
It stays uncertain, nevertheless, whether ballot will in fact occur on Nov. 1 as Matsui, that likewise heads the resistance Nippon Ishin no Kai, has actually meant postponing the timetable depending on the unique coronavirus scenario.
The Osaka metropolis plan was initially promoted in 2010 by Toru Hashimoto, that acted as prefectural guv from 2008 as well as ended up being mayor in 2011. He looked for to minimize practical overlaps in between the prefectural as well as municipal federal governments as well as conserve taxpayers’ cash.
Under the present plan, Osaka Ishin no Kai, whose acting leader is Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura, intends to reorganize the city’s existing 24 management areas right into 4 unique wards, with better authority, comparable to those in Tokyo.
Opponents of the metropolis plan at the city assembly, consisting of the Liberal Democratic Party as well as the Japanese Communist Party, have actually said the effort can intensify solutions for citizens which the action to the infection dilemma need to be focused on instead of the referendum.
The management reform plan obtained energy after Osaka Ishin no Kai won regional political elections to pick a brand-new mayor as well as guv in April in 2015. Matsui was chosen mayor as well as Yoshimura was chosen guv, exchanging their placements.