ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING OF SPO OFFICIALLY REGISTERED AS PROPERTY OF THE CITY OF SARAJEVO 1/1
The process which was started and submitted at the first session of the City Council of the City of Sarajevo in the current mandate, held in May 2021, by the initiative of the Chairman of the City Council Jasmin Ademović and his deputies Mirela Džehverović and Dragan Stevanović was completed with the registration of the ownership rights of the City of Sarajevo over the SPO building.
The City Council relied on the exclusive legal and statutory jurisdiction to manage and dispose of the property of the City of Sarajevo and to take care of it with the attention as a good host, in the best interest of the City, and decided to define the property and place the entire administration of the City of Sarajevo in its own building.
In the process of formalizing ownership, the City of Sarajevo’s Attorney’s Office and the Mayor of the City of Sarajevo, the Institute for Construction of the Canton of Sarajevo, as well as the Government and the Assembly of the Canton of Sarajevo, gave their total contribution, without whose support and decisions the process could not have been completed.
This created the conditions for the final accommodation of the entire administration of the City of Sarajevo in one location in its building, but also for regulating relations with the authorities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who also use part of the building and which they have used for years together with the rules of the City of Sarajevo.
It should be recalled that the reason for this initiative and all the activities that followed was that most of the administration of the City of Sarajevo, after the expiration of the mandate of the City Council and the mayor from the previous convocation, was moved to another dilapidated building in the shortest possible time and that thus freed space in the SPO building, under suspicious circumstances, was given to the authorities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was definitely against the interests of the City of Sarajevo.
At the last City Council session, again on the initiative of the City Council Chairman, Jasmin Ademović, the City Council also adopted the conclusion to proceed with the complete reconstruction of this building, which should now bear the name – “Administrative Building of the City of Sarajevo.”
Therefore, the City Council, together with other bodies of the City of Sarajevo, managed to acquire, or return, property – a representative property in a central city location of 2113m2, worth several tens of millions of convertible marks, in just over a year, to the City of Sarajevo and its citizens.
As soon as the City of Sarajevo takes over the management of the building, the competent service will order the installation of national flags as required by the Law on the Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The legitimate and host attitude towards the property of the City and the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the fundamental commitment of the leadership of the City Council of the City of Sarajevo.