Expediency Assessment for Decentralization of Klaipeda City Governance
Keywords:self-government development, government decentralisation, strategic self-management, neighbourhoods, administration of municipality, representative of local society of inhabitants.
The article presents survey of research conducted on the behalf of Klaipeda city municipality, which had to
evaluate expediency of municipality governance decentralisation by establishing new neighbourhoods. The
conclusions were made on the base of results of representative pool of 250 inhabitants of Klaipeda city and 23
experts. The research showed that legal regulations provide possibilities for city governance decentralisation by establishing
new neighbourhoods, but satisfactory administrative and financial self-government means for that are
not established. Inhabitants and experts positively evaluated activity of Klaipeda city municipality by deciding
deals related to city development and improving living surround. Majority of respondents did not
welcome establishment of new neighbourhoods. At same time, they sustained formation of institute of representatives
of living societies and improving their impact to government of the city.