The Deputy Mayor of Prague 2, Václav Vondrášek (ODS), involved in the case of the construction of attic flats in the city district, remains at the town hall. This was confirmed by the old-new mayor of Prague 2 and MP Jana Černochová (ODS). Before two replacements, she replaced Jiří Paluska, who resigned at the beginning of March due to accusations of abusing the authority of a public official. “Mr. Vondrášek did not receive any resolution to initiate criminal proceedings,” Černochová explained that he remained in office.
Transparency International (TIC) filed a criminal complaint against Palusk last year. The organization stated that the city district at the end of 2009 announced its intention to lease attic space in several houses, where the town hall should build rough constructions of new flats. The tenant selected in the tender was then to be completed at his own expense.
“At least in the case of one apartment, specifically in Dittrich’s house 1943/22, but the procedure described above did not take place,” says TIC. According to TIC, the apartment was almost completed at the time the rough tenant was to be handed over to the future tenant. The organization claims to have a document proving that Paluska’s son Jiří lived in the apartment. According to the police, Paluska was supposed to cause three million crowns in damage, for which he faces up to ten years in prison.
“I assume that we are still dealing with the police and the public prosecutor’s office, so I am ready to be in full cooperation with these authorities to provide all the information that will be required,” Černochová told E15 whether the town hall would address the case of housing construction.
Vondrášek’s daughter lives in a municipal flat, reconstructed on the same principle as in the Paluska case, in a house in Budečská 26. “My daughter knew the people who lived next door. She exchanged an apartment with someone who had competed for him, so she didn’t have one at all. When the council voted, I didn’t even go there, I won’t vote for my own family, “explained E15 Vondrášek.
The 38-year-old mayor did not have an opponent in the March election. She was nominated for office by the ODS regional council, and her candidacy by the ODS, CSSD and SZ also agreed on her candidacy.
Opposition representatives did not raise their hands in favor of her election. “The key moment for our support in the future will be what specific steps the mayor will take in continuing the sale of municipal flats,” said Martin Jírovec, chairman of the opposition Citizens for Satisfied Housing (OSB).