(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
One cannot talk about transparency and good public management without knowing who gave money, for what, for whom and how this money was used.About two years ago, following criticism in the city council and echoed by the public regarding the financing of the Formula 1 race-car event, Mayor Nir Barkat, trying to calm down the protest, announced that most of the cost of the event was covered by large donations. The event attracted a lot of media attention, tourists and visitors, but caused huge traffic jams that added to the stress levels of many residents who had more than enough anguish from the ongoing regular traffic problems in the city.
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