June 16th will see a change in the Pattaya City Hall administration, as the Major of Pattaya, Khun Ittipol‘s second four year term comes to an end. Under normal circimstance there would be an election for the new Mayor, where Pattaya’s 120,000 registered voters would decide who they want to manage the city for the next four years, however, that will not be happening this year because the Thailand is currently under the control of the (NCPO) National Council for Peace and Order, which is overseeing the drafting of the new constitution, which should be ready in one – two years from now.
Then Thailand will hold National elections and the Pattaya City election will also take place, at which the current Mayor will very likely run again, and perhaps win again.
Everything will continue as normal until June 16th, at which point the Mayor and his personal team including his four deputies and his private secretary will leave City Hall to be replaced by a temporary council selected by the NCPO. The rest of City Halls staff will remain unchanged.
Khun Ittipol Khunpluem, was born in 1973 in Chonburi. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from Chulalongkorn University and master’s degree in from Golden Gate University in the United States.
He is the eighth mayor of Pattaya and took office on May 4, 2008. He and his team, who have all worked together for over eight years at city hall, will still be available to assist the citizens of Pattaya with free help and advice.
The, “We Love Pattaya Team”, shall open of ces on Sukhumbit Road between Pattaya North and Pattaya Central, opposite the Boonthavorn home improvements depot.
Khun Rugby, secretary to Khun Ittipol expalined
that many issues are in motion and to walk away would be diffi
cult, plus the team really do want to continue to support Pattaya in everyway possible for the foreseeable future and again after they hopefully get re-elected in the future.
Pattaya City has grown rapidly in the last eight years and some major infrastructure projects are underway including new roads water and flooding control and tourism promotions.