A public debate on the draft amendment to the highest act of the City of Nis –its Bylaw was held in the big hall of the Assembly of the City of Nis. The main reason for the amendment of the Statute of the City of Nis is harmonization with the current legislation, since the Statute was adopted in 2008 and in the meantime a number of laws were adopted at the republic level, which had to be adapted to the Statute. Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic believes that the proposed amendments to the Statute will improve the functioning of the local self-government. There will be one administration which will replace 11 that existed so far to whose work was often complained. The Mayor believes that in this way the city’s governance will be more efficient and that these improvements in the work will be felt by the citizens. The proposed amendments to the Statute also provide for the granting of greater competencies to city municipalities. Amendments to the Statute are expected to be adopted at the next session of the City Parliament.