candor, efficiency and trustworthiness will be the criterion on which my
managers will be selected and this has nothing to do with settling
Tehranís second City Council has
officially announced the election of Mahmood Ahmadinejad as the new mayor of
Tehran, a city of over 10 million, in desperate need of a makeover.
Coming to office with 12 votes for, two
abstentions, and only one vote against, Ahmadinejad has governed Ardabil,
Makoo and Khoy and has served as a senior advisor to the Minister of Culture
and Islamic Guidance. Upon taking up his post, Tehranís new mayor said: "I
hope I can use my reputation in achieving justice. I do not believe in
shotgun-retribution, but some managers will inevitably be changed. The new
managers will be selected on personal criteria, and whoever doesnít meet the
mark must go. You can only be a manager to the extent that you work for the
people, and that will be my criteria for selecting my managers.
Recommendations are false misgivings. I will not give weight to anyoneís
advice during my term as mayor. Some may be displeased with this course of
action, but the peopleís trust is gained only through dedication to justice".
"Piety, virtue, candor, efficiency and
trustworthiness will be the criterion on which my managers will be selected
and this has nothing to do with settling political scores. The mayorís office
must be cleansed of corrupt managers and shady monetary and administrative
practices". When these visions are put into effect in the next couple of
months, Tehranís municipality will bear witness to profound changes in scores
of managerial positions, ranging from deputies to managing directors of the
municipalityís affiliated companies. These managers will be replaced by a host
of new faces as the first step toward cleansing a city that is long overdue
for a makeover.