Ra'anana considers breaking away from gov't

Ra'anana said that if it joined the Forum, it would only need to pay NIS 1.5m. instead of the NIS 3m. it currently pays to the Center.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY
January 13, 2008 11:22
rananana 88 224

rananana 88 224. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Ra'anana is considering whether to join a breakaway union of 15 large cities that have withdrawn from the Interior Ministry's Center for Local Authority that covers all 256 local authorities in Israel, reports www.local.co.il. The "Forum of 15," which already includes Herzliya and Kfar Saba, does not receive any central government funding, but says that in return it makes its own decisions and saves considerable amounts of money in not having to carry the burden for other, less financially stable local authorities. According to the report, Ra'anana will soon make a decision on whether to join the group, which was formed by cities which felt their interests were not being served by the central authority. One issue which brought about their "secession" was an instruction by the Interior Ministry to form a union to collect residents' water fees. The larger cities said they should not be expected to bear the financial burden for cities that did not manage matters properly. Ra'anana said that if it joined the Forum, it would only need to pay NIS 1.5 million instead of the NIS 3 million it currently pays to the Center.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

JERUSALEM: RESETTLED upon its desolation
December 19, 2010
Vying for control of the Temple Mount – on Foursquare

By SHARON UDASIN

Cookie Settings