Sara asks council to make CTTMO as another dep’t

MAYOR SARA Duterte has asked the City Council to convert the City Transport and Traffic Management Office into a department, years after an interim office was mandated by the city government under another ordinance.

 The item will be tackled by the committees on appointments and government reorganization, finance, and transportation and communication on second reading next week.

 Under the proposed ordinance, the measure will update the 2014 ordinance that was created after an executive order signed by then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

 The committee then held committee hearings in June and August 2017, which were attended by representatives from the CTTMO, the City Budget Office (CBO), the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO), the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), city councilors, and other government agencies .

 The CTTMO is currently under the City Mayor’s Office, through the the Comprehensive Transport and Traffic Code of Davao City, City Ordinance No. 0334-12, Series of 2012. The formal office will comprise six divisions, with the city government to allot around P15 million for the office for next year.

 Existing employees will be absorbed of the interim CTTMO in the new office, while employees of the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal and the Local Franchising Regulatory Unity of the City Legal Office will also be absorbed, a draft of the committee report said.

 “The creation of the CTTMO is one of the 10 priorities of the City Mayor’s Office under “Transportation Planning & Traffic Management.’”

 The new divisions of the CTTMO would be the Administrative Division; Transport Planning and Management Division; Traffic Engineering & Infrastructure Division; Facilities Management & Operations Division; Traffic Enforcement and Street Management Division; and Motorized Vehicle Franchising and Regulatory Division.

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