Mayor of Pietrosita commune in Dambovita county, Ion Leonard Dicu, has appointed himself as honorary citizen of the locality he is running. The title gives him free access to cultural events. Social Democrat Party vice-president, Adrian Tutuianu and tenor Florin Georgescu were also granted the title of honorary citizens.
The mayor explained that the resolution of the Local Council to make him honorary citizens of the locality has been unanimously voted in April and he received the title last weekend, during the festival of the commune.
He argues he has been mayor for 15 years and had five mandates and thus the title is like a honorary award. Moreover, the mayor says he deserves that as he has done so much for the commune and brought so many investments.
Asked if he was nervous when he received the title, the mayor replied he was „overwhelmed” as you get to be a honorary citizen once in a lifetime. He even cried during the awarding ceremony.
Pietrosita commune has 3,118 inhabitants and consists of two villages.