Governors and deputies are allowed to change the status of the settlements


RIA Novosti

The state Duma adopted in the third final reading the law on changing the status of urban and rural settlements and city districts. About it reports TASS on Friday, March 24.

“The law provides for the empowerment of governors and deputies of all levels (from rural village to urban districts, regional centers) to make decisions for themselves, what will happen to the settlements, which, from our point of view are unpromising”, — said the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on the Federal device and questions of local government Irina Guseva (“United Russia”).

The law provides that the territory of a subject of RF not delimited between settlements and between the settlements and urban districts. Municipal district loses the status of the municipal formation if all the settlements were part of it, merged with the urban district.

The document States that the urban region includes one or several United General territory of settlements.