IN WHAT appears to the largest budget in its history, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) yesterday agreed to mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman’s proposed RM344mil budget for 2013.
This is to be Roslan’s last budget as Petaling Jaya’s mayor.
It was agreed upon after the councillors felt that the Environmental and Health Department needed extra funds to purchase five roll-on/roll-off lorries as standby waste collection units after residents’ complaints of contractors not fufilling their jobs.
In addition, the current “emergency” funds allocated to expedite council services has been increased by RM3mil to RM7mil.
In terms of social development, active residents’ associations (RA) and Rukun Tetangga (RT) will have their allocations increased — from the current RM3,000 to RM5,000 for RAs, and RM1,000 to RM3,000 for RTs.
RAs and RTs that had successfully instituted Neighbourhood Safety Teams will be given an annual RM5,000 each. Read more ....