In Russia proposed to replace the public hearing for public comment

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polynicotinate in fotomancer construction and housing utilities of the Russian Federation Mikhail Men. Archival photoIn Russia proposed to replace the public hearing for public comment© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polynicotinate the image Bank

Public comment may replace the mechanism of public hearings, said in an interview with RIA Estate Minister of construction and housing Russian Mikhail Men.

According to him, the bill is already introduced in the state Duma of the Russian Federation.

«The difference is that public hearings provide the only personal contact. Sometimes citizens are not able to come to the venue of the hearings, and sometimes they don’t have enough space in the hall of hearings. As a result, not only fails to identify the majority opinion on a particular urban issue so even at the hearing parasitize different companies specializing in a «proper» implementation of these measures and filling the hall of the «right» people», – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the public debate in Russia, in contrast to the public hearings can be held online and in multifunctional centers. While the organizers of the discussions will be obliged to record in the Protocol list of participants and to indicate their registration.