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A Seoul’s Viewpoint

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    Park Won Soon

    36th. Park Won Soon

    Sep 7, 2014 ~



    Park Won Soon

    35th. Park Won Soon

    Oct 27, 2011 ~



    Oh, Se-hoon

    34th. Oh, Se-hoon

    July 1, 2010 ~ Aug 26, 2011
    Main Policy

    • Hope Plus, Kkumnarae Account, Humanities for Hope, Network Welfare Center, and other welfare programs customized to Seoul’s needs
    • School security to prevent violence in schools, concentrate investment in education for a better learning environment
    • Travel project, Seoul-type preschools, daycare centers, residential areas for senior citizens, and other programs to solve childcare and retirement related issues
    • Implementing joint property taxes, balanced development between regions through the Human Town project
    • Strengthening finance and tourist infrastructure, improving facilities for foreigners boosting Seoul’s city competitiveness to 9th place all over the world (27th place in 2006)



    Oh, Se-hoon

    33rd. Oh, Se-hoon

    July 1, 2006 ~ June 30, 2010
    Main Policy

    • Creative Municipal Administration (Dasan 120  Seoul Call Center, 10 million Idea Oasis, etc.)
    • Cityscape improvement by constructing Gwanghwamun Square and Se-un  Choroktti Park
    • Long-term rental Shift, Travel Project, and other welfare programs
    • Efforts to improve air quality, construction of Dream Forest for a greener Seoul
    • Hosting WDC 2010, construction of Dongdaemun Design Park Plaza and other design-focused projects



    Lee, Myung-bak

    32nd. Lee, Myung-bak

    July 1, 2002 ~ Jun 30, 2006
    Main Policy

    • Lowering the budget by introducing business management strategies and debt redemption
    • Establishing a foundation for New Town projects for balanced development among regions
    • Restoration of Cheonggyecheon (Stream), construction of Seoul Forest, and other green projects
    • The reorganization of Seoul’s transportation system
    • Shifting paradigms from vehicle-centered policies to human-centered policies (Seoul Plaza, etc.)




    Goh, Kun

    31st. Goh, Kun

    July 1, 1998 ~ Jun 30, 2002
    Main Policy

    • Anti-corruption policies for transparent government (disclosing the processing process of online civil affairs, Ombudsman, electronic private contracts, etc.)
    • Planting 10 Million Trees of Life, turning the World Cup Park green
    • Completion of two subway lines while in office
    • Hosting the 2002 World Cup




    30th. Kang, Deok-ki (an acting mayor)

    Sep 10, 1997 ~ Jun 30, 1998



    Cho, Soon

    30th. Cho, Soon

    July 1, 1995 ~ Sep 9, 1997
    Main Policy

    • Transition to citizen-focused government, establishing an executing mid, long-term plans and three-year plan for Seoul
    • Repairing Dangsan cheolgyo (Rail road Bridge) and other important public facilities for safety
    • Enactment of Framework Act on Environmental Policy, Charter of Protecting the Environment, 21 Agendas of Seoul, and other environmentally friendly projects
    • Establishing a 5-year roadmap for the nation’s first social welfare survey



    Choi, Pyong-yol

    29th. Choi, Pyong-yol

    Nov 3, 1994 ~ Jun 30, 1995
    Main Policy

    • Securing safety of various facilities and eradication of poor construction practices
    • Special Traffic Reform to resolve Seoul’s chronic congestion


    Woo, Myung-gyu

    28th. Woo, Myung-gyu

    Oct 22, 1994 ~ Nov 2, 1994



    Lee, Won-jong

    27th. Lee, Won-jong

    Mar 8, 1993 ~ Oct 21, 1994
    Main Policy

    • Reform for various regulations, laws, an management strategies for the citizens
    • Establishing the groundwork for three subway lines, constructing city highways, and subways
    • 600-year Path for Seoul Project


    Kim, Sang-chol

    26th.  Kim, Sang-chol

    Feb 26, 1993 ~ Mar 4, 1993



    Lee, Sang-bae

    25th. Lee, Sang-bae

    Jun 26, 1992 ~ Feb 25, 1993
    Main Policy

    • Improvement on living conditions and supporting cultural activities
    • Restoration of Gyeonghuigung Palace, Mongchontoseong Fortress, and other historic sites
    • Lowering resident agreement from 90% to 67% to stimulate redevelopment of substandard homes



    Lee, Hae-won

    24th.  Lee, Hae-won

    Feb 19, 1991 ~ Jun 25, 1992
    Main Policy

    • Mid, long-term traffic solution including the construction of underground passages
    • Establishing the Hangang Management Office to effectively manage the river, the water source of Seoul
    • Introduction of garbage incineration



    Park, Se-jik

    23rd. Park, Se-jik

    Dec 27, 1990 ~ Feb 18, 1991
    Main Policy

    • Implementing safety solutions for substandard constructions
    • Establishing and implementing Special Traffic Laws to alleviate traffic issues




    Goh, Kun

    22nd.  Goh, Kun

    Dec 5, 1988 ~ Dec 26, 1990
    Main Policy

    • Administrative policies based on ‘administration of participation, transparency, and relevance’
    • Construction of urban expressways Naebu Ringway and Bukbu Expressway and secondary subway construction
    • Expanding the flood pumping station and building a bank for water disaster prevention



    Kim, Yong-rae

    21st. Kim, Yong-rae

    Dec 30, 1987 ~ Dec 4, 1988
    Main Policy

    • Successfully hosting the 24th Seoul Olympics
    • Installing waterworks, introducing city cleaning, increasing homes, opening welfare facilities, and other solutions for stable living in Seoul
    • Implementing of secondary 5-year Green Seoul Scheme



    Yom, Po-hyun

    20th.  Yom, Po-hyun

    Oct 15, 1983 ~ Dec 29, 1987
    Main Policy

    • Completion of subway lines 2, 3, and 4. implementing Hangang Development plan, opening of Garak-dong Fishermen and Farmer’s market, construction of Mokdong City
    • Hosting the Asian Games, Preparing for Seoul Olympics
    • Restoration of Gyeonghuigung Palace, Boramae, Jongmyo Shrine Park, Seokchon Lake Park



    Kim, Song-bae

    19th. Kim, Song-bae

    Apr 28, 1982 ~ Oct 14, 1983
    Main Policy

    • Opening of subway line  2 sector Sports Complex Station-Seoul Nat’l Univ. of Education, and Euljiro 1-ga – Sangju Station
    • Completion of baseball stadium in Sports Complex and constructing the main stadium



    Park, Yong-su

    18th.  Park, Yong-su

    Sep 2, 1980 ~ Apr 27, 1980
    Main Policy

    • Attending the 1981 Baden-Baden Congress and successfully bidding for the 88 Seoul Olympics
    • Green Seoul Project, planting 10 million trees in Seoul with the tree-planting movement




    Chong, Sang-chon

    17th. Chong, Sang-chon

    Dec 22, 1978 ~ Sep 1, 1980
    Main Policy

    • Building urban facilities to boost efficiency and tidying pedestrian roads
    • Innovating city cleaning administration, expanding gas lines, and offering wider medical insurance coverage to stabilize living
    • Employment service center for low-income citizens, saving 10% on energy to counter the second oil shock



    Kuh, Cha-chun

    16th.  Kuh, Cha-chun

    Sep 2, 1974 ~ Dec 21, 1978
    Main Policy

    • Constructing residents, boosting urban community movements, and other policies to protect the people’s living
    • Installment of urban infrastructure for substantialization
    • Expanding various living environment related facilities and redeveloping substandard areas



    Yang, Taek-shik

    15th. Yang, Taek-shik

    Apr 16, 1970 ~ Sep 1, 1974
    Main Policy

    • Establishing the frameworks for a two decade-long urban planning, long-term plan for construction regulations for six district regions
    • Framework for Yeongdong area district plan
    • Drafting of plans to disperse population and 10-year roadmap to clear out buildings without permit




    Kim, Hyon-ok

    14th.  Kim, Hyon-ok

    Mar 31, 1966 ~ Apr 15, 1970
    Main Policy

    • Underground passages on Sejongro Street and Myeongdong, vehicle-only overpass, expanding and paving main roads
    • Seun Arcade, Pagoda Arcade, Nakwon Arcade, and other urban development projects
    • Hangang Development Project, opening of Namsan Tunnel 1 and 2, 400 apartment buildings
    • Yeongdong zones 1 and 2, Hwayang, Mangu District, Siheung, Sillim District, and other large district reorganization projects



    Yoon, Chi-yong

    13th. Yoon, Chi-yong

    Dec 17, 1963 ~ Mar 30, 1966
    Main Policy

    • Establishing a city plan for four districts, Guro, Sungin, Eunpyeong, and Ttukseom, an area spanning 132 km
    • Completion of Hanganggyo 2 (Yanghwadaegyo (Bridge), Jan. 25, ’65), initiating the construction of Hanganggyo 3(Hannamdaegyo  (Bridge))
    • Establishment of Seoul’s first long-term city development plan



    Yoon, Tae-il

    12th.  Yoon, Tae-il

    May 20, 1961 ~ Dec 16, 1963
    Main Policy

    • The Act on Special Measures for the Administration of the Seoul Special Metropolitan City redistributed workloads and brought the reorganization of the administrative structure
    • City development project designed for population of 5 million
    • Expanding infrastructure such as water works and developing remote areas in Seoul



    Kim, Sang-don

    11th. Kim, Sang-don

    Dec 30, 1960 ~ May 16, 1961
    Main Policy

    • First elected mayor
    • Integrity and punishing corruption to tighten discipline
    • Dispersing traffic in downtown areas, moving warehouses and factories to the outskirts


    Chang, Ki-yong

    10th.  Chang, Ki-yong

    May 2, 1960 ~ Jun 30, 1960
    Main Policy

    • Jungbu hospital open to the public, building of new annex building for treating tuberculosis
    • Expanding the liquid waste collection network to 23 dong districts and making 50 public wells
    • Running labor halls acquired from Ministry of Health and Welfare




    Im, Hung-sun

    9th. Im, Hung-sun

    Jun 12, 1959 ~ Apr 30, 1960
    Main Policy

    • Building a ringway between Yongsan-gu, Seongdong-gu, Dongdaemun-gu, Seongbuk-gu, and Uijeongbu and Cheonggyecheon (Stream) under drainage work
    • Building of soccer field at Hyochang Stadium for 1950 Asia Soccer Game
    • Construction of four public health clinics, public bathrooms, public wells, and public baths



    Hoh, Chong

    8th. Hoh, Chong

    December 14, 1957 ~ June 11
    Main Policy

    • Establishing bypasses and paving the road surface
    • Proposal to convert five-million square meter Miari District into a residential area
    • Municipal general hospitals and public clinics, epidemic and hygiene office, completion of Majang-dong slaughterhouse



    Goh, Chaebong

    7th. Goh, Chaebong

    July 6, 1956 ~ Dec 13, 1957
    Main Policy

    • Building of six municipal hospitals and public health clinics
    • Construction of 100 water reserves to alleviate the shortage of drinking water
    • Adding 70,000t to Seoul’s waterworks with support from the national treasury



    Kim, Taeson

    6th.  Kim, Taeson

    Aug 29, 1952 ~ July 5, 1956



    Kim, Taeson

    5th. Kim, Taeson

    Jung 27, 1951 ~ July 24, 1952




    Lee, Ki-bung

    4th.  Lee, Ki-bung

    Aug 15, 1949 ~ May 8, 1951
    Main Policy

    • Relief for Seoul residents who fled to Busan during the Korean War by opening Busan branch office
    • Establishment of nine shelters that can accommodate a total of 3,000 homeless people
    • First designation of transportation company in August 1949 to run 105 public buses (fare KRW 80)


    Lee, Ki-bung

    3rd.  Lee, Ki-bung

    Jun 6, 1949 ~ Aug 14, 1949



    Yoon, Po-son

    2nd.  Yoon, Po-son

    Dec 15, 1948 ~ Jun 5, 1949
    Main Policy

    • Building of nine elementary schools to eradicate illiteracy, dong offices offer Korean classes
    • ‘New Life’ campaign to thwart costly weddings, funerals, and ancestral ceremonies
    • Cracking down the cornering market and fraudulent registrations to put the food distribution administration back on track.



    Kim, Hyong-min

    1st. Kim, Hyong-min

    Sep 28, 1946 ~ Dec 14, 1948
    Main Policy

    • Establishment of policies to accommodate war refugees
    • Thirteen Japanese lodging facilities in Namsan-dong utilized as temporary stay for refugees
    • High-end restaurants, temples, and empty homes used as refugee camp