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  Kislev 21, 5770 , 08/12/09

MK Levin: Keep Number of Deputy Mayors Down

MK Yariv Levin (Likud), chairman of the Knesset Committee, called Tuesday on members of the Interior Committee to reconsider a decision that would lead to a significant rise in the number of deputy mayors in cities around the country.

"Many local authorities do have unstable coalitions, but the solution to the problem does not lie in a great expansion of jobs that will cost the authorities more money," Levin said. MK Meir Sheetrit (Kadima) also criticized the change, saying that "adding more deputy mayors to local authorities is a scandal."

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