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Mārtiņš Staķis has been the Mayor of Riga since October 2020. He is leading the new ruling coalition which aims to modernize the city and to provide sustainable development solutions.
The new coalition is particularly focused on areas of urban development that received less attention during previous municipal administrations: attracting sustainable investments, implementation of good governance practices, and moving towards climate-neutrality and digitalization.
Riga Investment and Tourism Agency was founded under Staķis' leadership, thereby launching a new era in the city's relations with investors and international business. The reorganized Riga Energy Agency is committed to the goal of making Riga the first climate-neutral capital city in the Baltics.
Mārtiņš Staķis is liberal and advocates for modern patriotism by serving on the Latvian National Guard and inspiring young people as a volunteer coach. Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis has a strong background in entrepreneurship and he has served as a member of parliament from 2018 to 2020. He is married to Ilze Staķe-Paidere, and has of two sons – Edvards and Lūkass.
Riga is taking unprecedented and innovative steps to ensure housing affordability in the city. Delving into the data will help us answer the big question: is housing accessible for all the residents of Riga?