The proposed decisions on the adoption of the annual and three-year Concession Plan only plan the possibility of granting concessions on the beaches of Saccorgiana, Ferial Alliance, Ambrela, Punta Verudela, Splendid Zlatne stijene, Valkane and Stoja beach – without the possibility of closing the beaches or charging them. CITIZENS AND THEIR CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE BEACHES – I Love Pula Initiative As they point out from the city of Pula, with the plans for annual and medium-term granting of concessions of the City of Pula, which are currently at a public consultation, the beaches remain open to all citizens and visitors to Pula. “This is ensured by the spatial plans of the City of Pula, which prohibit the fencing of beaches, so, as they have been so far, Pula’s beaches will be available to all visitors in the future. ” point out from the city of Pula in a statement and add that in the event that for an individual location is expressed interest in granting a concession, in accordance with the law, the City of Pula will again seek the opinion of the interested public. So last week, organized by the I Love Pula Citizens’ Initiative, over 300 people gathered for a public debate on whether the people of Pula want concessions on public city beaches at all. Initiative I love Pula: No concessions on Pula pages At the City Council session at the end of November, the Decision on the adoption of a medium-term (three-year) concession plan for the period 2019-2021, as well as the Decision on the adoption of the Concession Grant Plan for 2019 were to be adopted. However, as it is necessary to conduct a public consultation with the interested public before making such decisions, the I Love Pula Initiative was launched, which already held a small protest performance at the Forum during the session with beach towels and warned city leaders to skip this crucial step. before making such decisions at a City Council session. The City of Pula then withdrew the Decisions from the agenda, and launched an online consultation with the public on the plan to give Pula’s city beaches in concession for economic use, from 11 December 2018 to 11 January this year. All information, drafts of the proposed Decisions and explanations are available in the attachment. The consultation will take place in the period from 11 December 2018 to 11 January 2019, and the e-mail address to which comments from the interested public can be sent is: [email protected] or [email protected] Cover photo: City of Pula You can watch the whole discussion at the public forum HERE The tribune on behalf of the City of Pula was attended by Deputy Mayor Robert Cvek, who pointed out that the plans for annual and medium-term concessions of the City of Pula, which are currently in public consultation, the beaches remain open to all citizens and visitors to Pula.The spatial plans of the City of Pula prohibit any fencing of beaches. They have been open and free to use so far, and will continue to be so in the future”, Pointed out Cvek. Photo: Initiative I love Pula Draft proposal of the Decision on the adoption of the concession plan for 2019 “Then all citizens of Pula will have the opportunity to comment on each specific proposal and conditions of concession, when all the key parameters of potential concession location, such as coverage, activities, deadlines and more. Only after the citizens express their views for each individual location, the City Council of the City of Pula will decide by special decisions whether any of the mentioned beaches will really be given in concession and under what conditions.”The statement said. In accordance with the Law on the Right to Access Information, the City of Pula today started conducting a Consultation with the interested public with the aim of informing the general public and obtaining opinions, remarks and proposals on the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Concession Plan for 2019. As of 11 January 2019, a public consultation with the interested public on the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Adoption of the Concession Grant Plan for 2019 and the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Adoption of the Medium-Term (Three-Year) Concession Grant Plan for the Period 2019-2021 in the City of Pula . Side dish: Draft proposal of the Decision on the adoption of the concession plan for 2019 As they point out from the Initiative, the goal of the public tribune was the desire to inform as many citizens as possible about the planned concessions and to explain the way to send comments and objections to the city’s decisions on a kind. “For the first time in the history of Pula, it is planned to give such a large number of city beaches in concession, which represents a kind of privatization of the public good. In addition, the above decisions do not show the exact area planned for concession, land plots are not presented on the copy of the cadastral plan, it is not stated which part of the area refers to the sea and which to the land, and there is no reasonable explanation beaches generally plan to give in concession. It makes a big difference whether it is only concession approvals for parts of beaches or the sea, which in no way restricts or excludes the general use of these parts of beaches, or concessions for maritime property which excludes part or all of the area from general use and gives for special use or economic use ” said Dušica Radojčić from the I Love Pula Initiative for Glas Istre.