Now that it is official, Mayor Nir Barkat declaring he will not seek a third term as Mayor of Jerusalem, former contender and member of the Jerusalem City Council, Moshe Leon, has announced his candidacy.
Leon said, “Five years ago, I decided to put my previous life aside, turned my efforts, abilities and talents into the best interests of Jerusalem, and invested in the city as a member of the city council. We worked together and moved the city forward, contributed greatly to the development of the city, and today I am more willing than ever to advance the capital of Israel even further.”
Leon, who has served as a member of the city council for the past five years and holds the portfolio responsible the minhelet local neighborhood councils, has brought many messages to the residents of the capital, with the most recent and hot being his decisive influence vis-a-vis the government ministries on the capital budget for 2018. The budget for the capital for 2018 is the largest budget that Jerusalem has, and will stand at NIS 6 billion in current budget and another NIS 3 billion in development budget – a total budget of NIS 9 billion. Leon adds, “This is the largest budget that the city of Jerusalem received. The capital of Israel must be conducted under economic independence. We’ve made the money, now we’re starting to work.”
Leon, who is a CPA by profession, has served as director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, and is well in tune to the workings of state agencies.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)