Even though Thailand currently is without an elected government, Pattaya City Council wants the city’s students to understand the importance of democracy.
A Pattaya City Council committee has approved nearly 2 million baht for four new projects aimed at creating jobs for disabled residents. At a July 16 meeting with the city’s Disabled Lifestyle-Development and Promotion committee, Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn said the 1.95 million baht will provide...
The Pattaya City Council approved an 885 million baht budget for flood control and wastewater treatment projects for next year.
Pattaya City Council members rewarded the city’s sanitation workers, offering two bags of rice as bonuses to each of the garbage collectors, street sweepers and cleaners.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome called on elected city officials to concentrate on the local economy, public participation, the environment and culture in a speech positioned to frame his work over the next four years.

Mayor, city council officially take office

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 15:35
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and 24 newly elected members of the Pattaya City Council officially took office at the first council meeting of their new term, with Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai on hand to offer congratulations.
One hundred area students this week begin training to become the city’s next young tourist “ambassadors” to help promote Pattaya while simultaneously earning scholarships to advance their own educations.
Area politicians touted their accomplishments and pledged that uncompleted initiatives would be finished if they were re-elected in May.

Pattaya plans beachfront public toilets

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:45
Pattaya plans to install public toilets along its beachfront. At a Dec. 14 Pattaya City Council meeting, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said the city does not have an adequate number of public restrooms to serve its five million visitors a year, many of whom spend the day...
Naklua’s “Walking Street” market will reopen for a third year Dec. 3, this time offering food as its main attraction.
Pattaya hopes to dig a new reservoir in Huay Yai and install two large pumps on Sukhumvit Road to prevent a repeat of last month’s record flooding.
Top Pattaya and Banglamung District officials inspected damage and handed out relief packages to 150 Thamsamakkee Temple-area families affected by last month’s record flooding.
Pattaya City Council members say more needs to be done to curb the growing number of food carts clogging the city’s beachfront.
Pattaya wants to place 9,800 sq. meters of sand and 3,200 sandbags on North Pattaya Beach in a stop-gap move against ongoing erosion as it awaits government approval on a more-permanent solution.

2 new Pattaya City Council members take office

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:07
The two newest members of the Pattaya City Council officially took office Aug. 9, filling seats left vacant by resignations before last month’s general election.
Two Banglamung police officers connected to the hail of gunfire that killed two suspects in Naklua last month received 30,000 baht each in compensation as officials set aside even more money to cover future officer-related shootings.
Nakhon Phonlookin won the right to take over his uncle’s recently vacated Pattaya City Council seat while party member Morakot Noohuang grabbed the empty Zone 3 post amid extremely low turnout in this month’s city elections.
Pattaya City Council member Banlue Kullavanijaya has resumed his war with the area’s utility companies, drafting city workers to pull down kilometers of unsightly, unused telephone lines.
With thousands of U.S. Navy personnel still in town and high season about to start, city road contractors decided it was a good time to rip up one of city’s busiest streets. City officials scrambled last week to ally the concerns of angry business owners who...


Tuesday, 01 November 2011 17:17
The most controversial subject of discussion at the first meeting of the new Pattaya City Council was the intention to replace the Baht Buses with air-conditioned Micro-buses on set routes.