By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Mayors in Taichung and Tainan are calling for the relocation of government offices to their respective cities, suggesting that not all branches of the government need to be seated in Taipei, reports said Monday.
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung said he proposed moving the Legislative Yuan to his governing city, adding that he hopes the new government will help expedite the feasibility once the transition of political power is completed.
“Relocating the legislature will help save the central government from spending a huge lump of money each year, whereas in Taichung land values are cheaper,” Lin said during a council meeting in the morning.
The legislative building is currently on lease from the Taipei City government, which costs more than NT$100 million (US$3.38 million) in annual rent, he said. [FULL STORY]