Held a meeting on the problems of local government. April 17 with the participation of the Presidential Envoy to the Volga Federal District Sergei Kiriyenko Ulyanovsk hosted a meeting for Local Government » Delineation of powers between the state and local authorities in the housing sector , as well as improving the distribution mechanism between the various levels of government .» Kiriyenko himself , opening the meeting said that the main objective of the meeting is to develop a medium-and long-term prospects of the Federation and municipalities for the period until 2005. The meeting was attended by the chief federal inspector , mayors of regional centers , as well as representatives of regional legislatures around the county. Within the medium-term prospects , participants noted the need for a qualitatively new approach to the reform of the system of intergovernmental relations . In this regard, it was noted that regional and local budgets overwhelmed obligations imposed on them by federal law without providing adequate funding. In addition, the structure is irrational tax revenues of the RF subjects , 95 % of which are regulatory taxes , and the share of local taxes is negligible . Summed up the past heating season. Ulyanovsk Governor Vladimir Shamanov proposed legislation at the federal level to limit the possibility of RAO UES of Russia and Gazprom to change rates more than once a year, which would give the region a real chance to predict the situation calmly and work for a year , said SEC «Reporter».