BOGOR CITY - Major Caucus 2019 in the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress series became a space for mayors to discuss their leadership in realizing sustainable development.
The Governor of West Java (West Java) Ridwan Kamil, was present to provide enrichment to approximately 28 mayors from various regions in Indonesia. In his presentation, Ridwan Kamil focused on fiscal justice from the central government.
According to Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil, the granting of the General Allocation Fund (DAU) from the central government to the regional government is directly proportional to the number of regional administrative units, not the population.
That, said Emil, made the province with the number of cities / regencies that received abundant funds. Meanwhile, regional governments with a small number of cities / regencies receive minimal funding.
Emil said, West Java Province is an example of a region with a large population and large areas that must be developed. Therefore, DAU allocated by the central government to autonomous regions is better proportional to the population.
"This central government gives money directly proportional to the number of regions, if the area is a little bit of money, if there is a lot of area, a lot of money. In fact, the population is not balanced. Hopefully it can be understood so that there is something felt by the community," Emil said at City Hall Bogor, Monday (9/9/19).
One soulusi, added Emil, is the division of regions. Even so, the proposal of a number of second-level New Autonomous Region (DOB) in West Java is still being moratorium by the central government. Then another idea that can be pursued is the division of villages or villages.
"If it is divided, it is directly proportional to village funds, village funds," Emil stressed.
Emil himself positively supports Major Caucus in the World Urban Planning Congress or the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
According to the former mayor of Bandung, there is a spirit of collaboration because at the meeting the mayors discussed challenges, corrective measures, forms of collaboration between regions, to the various supports needed in achieving sustainable development.
"The point is that if Indonesia wants to advance, the mayors must be compact. What is the compact? Equalizing the good in the region. I propose that the mayor's forum be held regularly every two months," Emil said.