Recently elected mayor of Sderot, Mayor Alon Davidi, has instructed city council meetings to be moved for the third floor of the municipality building to a local community center. "It made it hard for the disabled population to attend," Mayor Davidi stated. "As someone working for transparency and for equality among all citizens, it was not worthy of me. Council meetings should be open to the public by law and it was not appropriate that the disabled population was discriminated against, even if the discrimination was not done deliberately," he stated. Mayor Davidi was elected in October, defeated the incumbent.