The reform of local government has developed in the presidential Council
It is proposed to adopt as a basic the Polish model of governance and decentralization. According to the proposals of the Council must be recorded that the system of local government based on the principles of the European Charter of local self-government, as well as the following:
- territorial community is a basic territorial unit,
- a three-tier structure of local government - communities, districts and regions (with a clear division of powers between the key local issues are addressed at the community level),
- the right of local state administrations to exercise control and supervision over the activities of local governments.
"Ukraine has ratified this document more than 15 years ago, but the implementation of its principles began only last year. It is about the principles of subsidiarity, financial self-sufficiency and ubiquity," said a member of the NGO "Community Development" (“Rozvytok Hromady”) lawyer, Yuriy Tatomyr.
At the same time, first Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Vitaliy Kovalchuk said at a briefing following the meeting of the Council: “the Main positive result was a consolidated vision of the changes to the Constitution regarding the organization of local self-government and decentralization reform. All Council members supported the appeal to the Constitutional Commission in this regard.”