Draft:Mayor of Samara
The Mayor of the City of Samara is the head of Samara City Council. The current mayor is Elena Lapushkina, she is serving the office as the 49th mayor since December 26, 2017. The mayor is the highest executive officer of the city.
|Mayor of Samara|
Coat of arms of Samara
|Residence||Samara, Samara Oblast|
|Appointer||Samara City Council|
|Term length||5 years|
|First holder||Grigory Zaskin (as the Town governor)|
|Salary||745,000 Rubles ($11,726)|
|Website||Mayor of Samara|
After the death of Ivan the Terrible, the new Tsar Boris Godunov began to pursue the active policy of building the fortified cities south and southeastern of modern-day Samara Oblast. It was planned to built towns on the banks of Volga and Ufa rivers, among which Samara was also listed.
In 1585 clerks to implement the orders were sent to the Samara tract.They study the area and choose the place to built the fortress. By the decree of the Tsar in 1585 the expedition was sent under the command of Grigory Zaskin who was a native of the surrounding region. Later he became the first governor of Samara (the modern predecessor of the current mayor office) and was one of the founders of the Samara Fort.
One of the most famous person to serve the office was Peter Alabin, he was the Russian statesman and the public figure. Mayor Alabin started the formation of Samara as the cultural, industrial, modern city. Today as a result of his long-term policies Samara is one of the well known global center. During the War in Balkans (1876 - 1877), Alabin supported the native freedom fighters and give the assistance against the Ottoman Turkey. He was also awarded as Hero of Balkan by natives.
Powers and Responsiblities
The Mayor seves as the Key figure of Samara, fullfilling a handful duties. The mayor serves as the member of city council, presides over city council meetings and official ceremonies, he can reject or approve the bills passed by Samara CIty Council and also can call the emergency meeting of the council. They also serves as the official representative of the City of Samara at local, national and international levels. They also represent the interests of the Samara administration.
Election and oath of the office
The Mayor of Samara is elected by the Samara City Council from among the mayoral candidates by the Appointed Special Commission for the Mayoral Election of Samara to serve the 5 years term. The mayor assume the office after taking the following oath:
I swear in the excercise of the powers of the Mayor of Samara to respect and protect the freedom of citizens of Samara, acts in the interest of citizens and the state, with the constitution of the Russian Federation, state legislature, Samara Oblast Duma and the Charter of Samara Oblast Duma.
City Governors (1586 - 1851)
|#||City Governor||Term started||Term ended|
|3.||Dmitry Petrovich Pozharsky-Lopata||1595||1614|
|4.||Vasily Ivanovich Turenin-Zhar||1614||1618|
Mayors (1851 - present)
|#||Mayors||Term started||Term ended|
Mayor of Samara
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