Yavlinsky noted that the key directions of his work remained budget and budget process, housing and utilities sector, in particular, combined heat and power, as well as long-term development of St. Petersburg. In the spring session this work resulted in seven key legislative proposals in total.
The efforts of the YABLOKO faction led to the formation of a commission for improvement of the efficiency of budget expenditures in St. Petersburg. Governor Georgy Poltavchenko decided to create such a commission basing of Grigory Yavlinsky’s proposal in the fall of 2014, however, the commission was founded only nine months later.
[19.06.2015] The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly rejected a draft law on the budget of St. Petersburg // Press release, 17.06.2015 The YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg voted against the law on the implementation of the city budget in 2014 in connection with the systemic shortcomings of the budget process in St. Petersburg, that YABLOKO pointed at at all the stages of adopting of the budget last year, runs the faction’s statement. None of the budget sections was fully implemented in the expenditure part. The budget remained closed to the public, in addition, the performance report is considered before the end of the public hearings on it, which is a violation of the law. According to YABLOKO deputies, changes in the legislation on the city budget are required.
[16.06.2015] YABLOKO Bureau called Grigory Yavlisnky the party’s presidential candidate at the elections of 2018 Interfax “The Political Committee of the party decided to take the principled political decision on nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky candidate for the post of President of Russia taking into consideration the situation in the country and within the democratic movement. The issue of nomination of the party presidential candidate will be considered at the coming conference,” runs in the statement.
[28.05.2015] Unified strategy for long-term development of the St. Petersburg metropolitan area will allow to find effective solutions to the present problems // Press Release, 24.05.2015 Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region need to transfer from their competition to a single system of development of this metropolitan area and agree on common interests. Development of a single economic and urban concept for agglomeration of the two regions should become another step towards this. Such a statement was made by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, in the First Forum of Spatial Development "The Harmony of Versatility". The conceptual development strategy for the metropolitan area "The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21 Century” was developed under the guidance of Grigory Yavlinsky.
[17.04.2015] Conceptual strategy "The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century" published // Press Release, 16.04.2015 Today, conceptual strategy " The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century" developed under the guidance of D.r Grigory Yavlinsky has been published in the Internet. In February 2015, the strategy was presented to St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, and yesterday Grigory Yavlinsky discussed the document with representatives of the government and business in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
St. Petersburg authorities have decided to use the proposals of the opposition for the strategic planning of the city. The Governor invited one of the key opposition figures in St Petersburg Parliament - leader of the YABLOKO faction Grigory Yavlinsky – to participate in this work. In addition to Strategy 2030, the city government will use YABLOKO’s "The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century".
[14.04.2015] Bankruptcy of Lenenergo may be followed by other St.Petersburg energy companies 08.04.2015 Financial problems of the Lenenergo energy company are caused by inefficiency of the investment programme, as well as lack of the balance for heat and electricity in the St.Petersburg Heating Schemes up to Period 2030. Such a statement was made today by Grigory Yavlinsky head of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg. Yavlinsky is certain that if St.Petersburg authorities do not take measures to make energy spending more efficient and do not change the heating schemes, then bankruptcy of other large energy companies functioning in the city, primarily in the field of heating, will be inevitable.