Kiev City State Administration

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Not to be confused with Kiev City Council.
Kiev City State Administration
Київська міська державна адміністрація
City with special status
Skyline of Kiev City State Administration
Flag of Kiev City State Administration
Flag
Coat of arms of Kiev City State Administration
Coat of arms
Government
 • Head Vitali Klitschko, UDAR
since June 25, 2014[1]
Administration center 36 Khreshchatyk street, Kiev, Ukraine
Website http://kievcity.gov.ua/

Kiev City State Administration (Ukrainian: Київська міська державна адміністрація) is the national-level branch of the Government of Ukraine that administers Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The current Head of the Kiev City State Administration is Vitali Klitschko; Klitschko is also the current Mayor of Kiev.[1]

Special status[edit]

Kiev is a "city with special status" (Ukrainian: місто зі спеціальним статусом) within Ukraine compared to the other administrative subdivisions of the country — the most significant difference is that the city is subordinated directly to the national-level branches of the Government of Ukraine, skipping the regional level authorities of Kiev Oblast.[2] Its special administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter IX: Territorial Structure of Ukraine and the Law on the local state administration[3] and is governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.[4][5][6][7]

Local government is carried out by Kiev City Council and district councils, headed by their chairpersons who are elected from among the councilors.

Although Kiev is Ukraine's capital, the city also serves as the administrative center for Kiev Oblast (province). The oblast entirely surrounds the city, making it into an enclave. In addition, Kiev also serves as the administrative center for the oblast's Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).

2010 amendments[edit]

The Ukrainian parliament amended the law on "The capital of Ukraine – hero city of Kiev" on September 7, 2010 making it possible for the President to appoint the (chairman) Head of Kiev City Administration at his discretion. Before these amendments, the elected mayor of the Kiev City Council was automatically appointed also as head of the Kiev City State Administration.[8][9] A Presidential decree relieved (then) Mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernovetsky of the office of "Head of the Kiev State Administration", while still preserving the post of mayor.[9] This lead to Chernovetsky being deprived of any official decision-making role and most power in the capital was handed over to the Head of Kiev City Administration.[10][11][12]

Volodymyr Makeyenko was appointed Head of Kiev City Administration on 25 January 2014 by President Viktor Yanukovych. The same day Oleksandr Popov was fired as Head of Kiev City Administration. On 14 December 2013 President Yanukovych had suspended Popov.[13] The same day the General Prosecutor of Ukraine's Office handed "a notification on suspicion of abuse of power when ordering the Euromaidan police actions of 30 November 2013" out to Popov.[13] Popov had been appointed by Yanukovych on 16 November 2010.[10][14][15] Before the appoint of incumbent Makeyenko Anatoliy Holubchenko was acting Head of Kiev City Administration starting on 14 December 2013.[16] On 24 December 2013 Holubchenko stated that he regularly met with (his predecessor) Popov.[17]

List of heads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Poroshenko appoints Klitschko head of Kyiv city administration - decree, Interfax-Ukraine (25 June 2014)
    Poroshenko orders Klitschko to bring title of best European capital back to Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine (25 June 2014)
  2. ^ "Cities with special status". Chernihiv Center for Professional Development (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ The Law of Ukraine on the Local State Administration last amended December 21, 2006 (Ukrainian)
  4. ^ Kuibida, Vasyl (18 November 2008). "The concept of reform of the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine. Project". Kyiv Regional Center for International Relations and Business (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ The Law of Ukraine "On the Capital of Ukraine — Hero City Kiev" dated January 15, 1999 (Ukrainian)
  6. ^ Annotation to the Law (English)
  7. ^ Interpretation of certain terms in the Law by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Ukrainian)
  8. ^ Political Risks and Political Stability in Ukraine, UCIPR (October 2010)
  9. ^ a b Political Risks and Political Stability in Ukraine, UCIPR (October 2010)
  10. ^ a b #14 Richest: Leonid Chernovetsky, 59, Kyiv Post (December 17, 2010)
  11. ^ Popov: Activity of city council and city head limited, Kyiv Post (February 1, 2011)
  12. ^ Party of Regions leader: 'Pre-term mayoral elections in Kyiv are pointless', Kyiv Post (November 18, 2011)
  13. ^ a b Yanukovych suspends Kyiv City Administration Head Popov and Deputy NSDC Secretary Sivkovych from office, say decrees, Interfax-Ukraine (14 December 2013)
    Deputy NSDC Head Sivkovych, Kyiv City Administration Head Popov and two top officials of Kyiv police suspected of abuse of power during events on Maidan on Nov 30, says prosecutor general, Interfax-Ukraine (14 December 2013)
  14. ^ Popov: Activity of city council and city head limited, Kyiv Post (February 1, 2011)
  15. ^ Party of Regions leader: 'Pre-term mayoral elections in Kyiv are pointless', Kyiv Post (November 18, 2011)
  16. ^ (Ukrainian) Янукович відсторонив Попова з посади голови КМДА Yanukovych dismissed Popov as head of Kyiv City State Administration, RBC Ukraine (14 December 2013)
    The opposition demanded an early appointment of the date of elections of Kyiv mayor and Kiev city council, Ukrainian National News (14 December 2013)
  17. ^ Popov feels fine – Holubchenko, Interfax-Ukraine (24 December 2013)
  18. ^ "Bondarenko is appointed Head of the Kiev City State Administration". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  19. ^ http://www.kyivpost.com/content/kyiv/volodymyr-bondarenko-of-batkivschyna-faction-heads-kyiv-administration-338763.html
  20. ^ Poroshenko appoints Klitschko as head of Kyiv city administration, Kyiv Post (June 25, 2014)

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