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August 2004


Proposal for the 鼎ity-Building Disaster Prevention Plan・/font>

30 August 2004

Kyoto City has recently drawn up the 鼎ity Building Disaster Prevention Plan・ This proposal is for the purpose of reducing and minimizing the damage from earthquake and earthquake-associated fires and to protect the safety and everyday peace of mind of the citizens. The promotion plan estimates the effect of the danger of earthquake associated fires in urban areas, and basic policy for disaster prevention countermeasures based on this plan. From September 1st, as part of a whole the promotion plan will also develop a system of assistance for the cost of improvements to make houses earthquake-resistant. The outline of this plan and system of assistance is presented in pamphlets distributed at City Hall Information Office, ward offices and branch offices.
For more information contact Kyoto City Planning Section on TEL 075-222・505, or Housing Policy Section on TEL 075・22・666.


Implementation of the 鼎ommunity Collection System・/font>

30 August 2004

From September 1st, Kyoto City will implement the 鼎ommunity Collection System・ Until now the group collection of used paper and the like was held independently by area, with now aiming at the addition of resources such as cans and jars. On application of neighborhood associations wishing to participate in collection, assistance is provided in the form of dispatching an 摘co-leader・to these groups to assist with things such as the method of resource collection fitting the actual situation in the area and providing necessary equipment. The trades involved with the collection of resources are also brought together and recruited. The outline of the system is presented in pamphlets distributed at City Hall Information Office, ward offices and branch offices.
For more information contact Kyoto City Recycling Model Society Promotion Section on TEL 075-222・091.


Opening of the 適yoto City Medical Hygiene Consultation and Accident Prevention Centre (known as Miyako Child Relief Centre)・/font>

23 August 2004

On August 26th in Kyoto City, at the site of the former Umeya Elementary School in Chukyo ward 適yoto City Medical Hygiene Consultation and Accident Prevention Centre (known as Miyako Child Relief Centre) was opened. Here, along with providing support from the sidelines for the various anxieties and worries associated with raising children, research, analysis and information dispatch are conducted in order to prevent unforeseen children痴 accidents. Apart from providing consultations, phone calls and interviews with pediatricians, information exchange and consultations can also be held with hygienists and nurses in the Free Consultation Space. Also, in the Child Accident Prevention Model Room and Experience Corner, people can understand the concealed danger of accidents within home.
For more information contact Kyoto City Area Medical Care Section on TEL 075・22・422.


Development of the Electronic Meeting Place 溺iyako E-Community・/font>

23 August 2004

Recently in Kyoto City the internet electronic meeting place 溺iyako E-Community・has been developed. Various themes are set up in the meeting place, such as the voicing of opinions and debating propositions over the internet, and ways it can be used for the promotion of city administration. The 3 themes at this time are 泥aily Life Peace of Mind ・The solution to problems affecting peace of mind・ 摘xtending First Aid・and 的n Order to Leave a Blue Earth for Our Children・ These themes are renewed on occasion.
For more information, contact Kyoto City Project Promotion Room on TEL 075・22・178.


Preparation of the 撤arenting Support Pamphlet・and 撤arenting Support Map・/font>

16 August 2004

Recently in Kyoto City, the 撤arenting Support Pamphlet・and 撤arenting Support Map・have been prepared. The pamphlet is an easy to understand collection of parenting support programs which the city has been presently tackling. Programs include those for Expectant Mothers, Single-Parent Families, Disabled Children as well as all support programs for children and nursery schools, child halls, various consultation services and a run through of related programs. Pamphlets are presented at ward and branch offices together with a map for each ward and branch office. Together, the contents apply to everyday parenting. The pamphlet and map are attached with a letter of congratulation from the Mayor and forwarded to the households of new births since June 1st, as well as delivered free of charge to ward and branch offices.
For more information contact Kyoto City Children Home Section on TEL 075・51・380.


Implementation of the 鼎itizens Reception Counter Service Assessment・/font>

9 August 2004

This month in Kyoto City, an assessment of the service provided at counters, the 鼎itizens Reception Counter Service Assessment・will be conducted by citizens. This is in order to provide high quality and high satisfaction service as part of the plan 撤lus ・Action 21・ Taking place at the counters frequented by many citizens, the greeting and use of language, manner of reception etc, will be assessed in a 5-grade appraisal questionnaire. The assessment results will be analyzed, and used to further the improvement of service to citizens.
For more information contact Kyoto City Administrative Structure Reform Section on TEL 075・22・050.


Proposal for 釘asic Program Secondary Promotion Plan・ 鼎ity Government Reform Execution Plan・and 擢inance Soundness Plan・/font>

2 August 2004

Recently in Kyoto City, the three plans 釘asic Program Secondary PromotionPlan・ City Government Reform Execution Plan・and 擢inance Soundness Plan・have been proposed. Under extremely severe financial circumstances, coping with problems such as the aging population and diversification of administration needs, the promotion of policies tackled up until now - Government reform and public finance soundness as a whole were collected for the purpose of strategic promotion. Together with the foundation of a stabilized financial basis, the policy will be executed with effectiveness and efficiency. The plan in each case will be effective from 2004 until 2008.
For more information contact Kyoto City Policy Plan Section on TEL 075・22・035, Administrative Structure Reform Section on TEL 075・22・050, or Account Section on TEL 075・22・291.


Renewal of the Kyoto City Homepage 適yoto City Information Office・/font>

2 August 2004

Kyoto City has recently had an overall renewal of its homepage 適yoto City Information Office・ This time emphasis was given to the 2 important points of 杜aking it easier to use from the point of view of the users・ and making sure that 殿nyone can use it in the same way regardless of disability or age・ and substantially adding to the contents. Improvements to the site include corresponding to voice-reading software and font type, and taking into consideration the use of colors. Together with completing the English page, Korean and Chinese pages have also been created, to present information to registered foreign citizens, and strengthen the PR aimed overseas. Furthermore, the establishment of new homepages for each bureau ensures that they can respectively present in detail the promotion of plans and policies, results of administrative assessments, budget and the like.
For more information contact Kyoto City Public Relations Office on TEL 075・22・094.



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