Mykonos Active Citizens’ Movement: The Declaration

D E C L A R A T I O N

If you care about Myconos
If you think Myconos deserves a better future
If you believe we can make a fresh start

Get involved!

Myconos, as indeed the whole of Greece, is in the middle of a deep
financial, social and moral crisis. Against this backdrop of
corruption, misrule and mismanagement we decided to form KEPOM, which
stands for «Mykonos Active Citizens’ Movement». Our aim is to
take part in the forthcoming municipal elections and try to change the
way our beautiful island is governed. In order to do that we need your
participation, your involvement and your vote.

We want to challenge what has proven to be an irresponsible,
inefficient and utterly corrupt status quo. For decades the local
affairs as well as the future of our island are in the hands of people
whose main concern is the pursuit of their personal interests and the
political gains of the parties they represent. This is unacceptable
and has to stop.

We propose an alternative way to run our local affairs. Our
municipality needs an open, transparent government. Our town council
should be open to every citizen because every citizen is entitled to
know how we spend his/her money and how we plan, arrange and deliver
the services we are responsible for. More than that, in order to
ensure that our «open government» will remain open and transparent, we
plan to encourage the constant rotation of the citizens acting as town
councilors or vice-mayors.

Top in our list of priorities is the implementation of a number of
policies designed to improve the quality of everyday life of the
Myconians. Families, children, students, working people, businessmen
and senior citizens, they all deserve a better Myconos. We must
guarantee that they live in a neat and clean environment, with
adequate local health services, good quality education, with proper
road network and traffic regulations that ensure the safety both of
the drivers and the pedestrians.

Myconos is home to some fabulous beaches, a unique country side and a
picturesque town. The wind shaped rocks, the hundreds of the little
churches, the whitewashed houses and the clear seawaters constitute
our precious heritage. Whether we are permanent residents, frequent
visitors, house owners, businessmen or part time employees we need to make sure that what makes Myconos so special today will remain in
place tomorrow. We live in one of the top tourist destinations in the
world. As we contemplate our future and the future of our children we
propose a model of sustainable growth and green development. It is not
our preferable choice. It’s our only option!

Myconos stands at a crossroads and its future hangs on the balance. If
what you just read makes some sense to you, please GET INVOLVED. Get
in touch and share your views with us. Register to vote. Together we
can influence the future of our island.

We have chosen Despina Nazou to lead our movement in the coming
municipal elections. We believe that she has the experience, the
skills and the professional background to become the next mayor of
Myconos. We are determined to stand by her side and help her make a
difference.

Together we can make a difference!

Mykonos, 5th of July, 2010

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2 thoughts on “Mykonos Active Citizens’ Movement: The Declaration”

  1. I would love to hear more about your policies and plans for Mykonos. I am the president of Mykonos Animal Welfare and love Mykonos as we all do but there are so many changes that have to be made to make it a better and more civilised place to live for everyone.
    Transportation, enviroment, schools, social activities, policing and many many more.
    Do you plan to have any meetings where the English speaking community could get involved?
    Wishing you and Mykonos the very best of luck.
    Sharon Graham

    1. Dear Sharon,
      of course there will be detailed program with our plans. We ‘ll also organise, after the heavy season goes, meetings not only with english speaking but also the most of the communities who live in Mykonos.
      We recognise the serious job you are doing on the animals matter and for sure we need your help and experience to change many things in Mykonos.
      We love this place and we ‘ll try to work for the best future Mykonos diserves.

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