Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon responded to the opposition party’s point that the role of the “digital mayor’s office” had actually been reduced, saying, “I think it is a system with many limitations for the mayor to manage disasters directly.”

In the second hearing of the Special Committee for State Affairs Investigation into the Itaewon Disaster held at the National Assembly on the 6th, Mayor Oh responded in this way when Democratic Party lawmaker Cheon Joon-ho said, “In fact, we hardly use the digital mayor’s office system.”

The Digital Mayor’s Office was created in 2017 by Park Won-soon, former mayor of Seoul, and is a system that displays information on Seoul’s urban competitiveness, disaster safety, traffic conditions, atmospheric environment, living population, water supply, and international cooperation on a large screen in the mayor’s office.

Rep. Chun said, “The digital mayor’s office allowed us to see all the current status of Seoul at a glance, from the fire and disaster safety situation to the traffic situation. Above all, in the event of a disaster, we made it possible to connect with the fire department’s command vehicle staff through voice and video calls. “However, when I visited the mayor’s office used by Mayor Se-hoon Oh during the last field survey, it seemed that such a system was not built in terms of hardware at all,” he pointed out.

Mayor Oh said, “I don’t have time to stare at the screen all day because the market schedule is divided into 20 to 30 minute units, from as little as 10 to 10 a day.”

Rep. Chun said, “When we checked the log-in record of the mayor’s office, we found that in April, June, July, September and October, there was virtually no access at all. It was confirmed that there was only a record of logging in for about 10 days in the year until the Itaewon disaster. He was virtually never used.”

“One of the symbolic meanings of the Digital Mayor’s Office is to show the mayor that he is interested in disaster issues,” he said. “It confirms the will of the mayor that disaster preparation is really important.” .

In response, Mayor Oh said, “Isn’t the Disaster and Safety Control Room on the 3rd basement floor dedicated to that function? The staff who reside there 24 hours a day are always looking at the monitor and making decisions. It’s difficult to understand,” he said.

When Rep. Chun asked again, “Isn’t it virtually gone in the mayor’s office?” Mayor Oh said, “That’s not true. It was reported as if the successor mayor neglected or eliminated the disaster system created by the former mayor, but it was not eliminated, but the budget was increased every year. He said, “The function is not disaster management, but the function of identifying and expressing Seoul’s competitiveness or related statistics in real time, so we are strengthening it.”

In addition, 안전놀이터 Mayor Oh said, “If a meeting (with the bereaved families) takes place in the future, we will have more specific discussions” about the place of commemoration for the victims of the Itaewon disaster and the communication space for the bereaved families.

He continued, “The current opinion of the bereaved families is to find an appropriate place among public places. Public space is interpreted as meaning Yongsan-gu Office.” That’s why I can’t give you a definite answer,” he said.

Mayor Oh explained to the bereaved families that among the private buildings that could be used as a memorial space, he reviewed the places that could be rented and sent them to about three places.

He said, “I thought communication would be smooth if we met, so I suggested a meeting through a member of the Democratic Party, and the vice mayor of political affairs directly called the representative of the bereaved family and made a phone call.” It was intended,” he said.

Later, when the bereaved family protested when the hearing was adjourned, Mayor Oh explained, “I checked again, and it is true that the interior was prepared and decorated. If you ask for it, I can show you the finished interior with a mobile phone.”

“I visited before I became an interior designer,” he said. “‘I would like to use this place, the area is suitable, the location is good, and it will be convenient to receive immediate help from public officials. ‘ After entering, I decided on the spot that it would be better to use the next room.”

Mayor Oh said, “I thought it would be inconvenient for the bereaved family to share the same traffic line with the staff, so I did a separate construction to prepare a new traffic line and installed a separate door. I hope you like it. It is true that the interior has been newly decorated,” he emphasized again.

However, Mayor Oh corrected some of the facts through the last opportunity to speak at the end of the hearing. Mayor Oh mentioned, “In the afternoon response process, I said that we had prepared a space for the bereaved families and remodeled it, but I thought it was notified to the bereaved families.

He knew that he had created a memorial space next to the One-Stop Support Center near City Hall and notified the bereaved families of this, but after receiving protests and checking again, he found that he had misperceived it.

She even blamed herself for not attending 49 Ashes. Mayor Oh said, “I visited the site the night before the 49th to express my condolences and prayed for the souls of the deceased while looking at the portrait photos one by one . He said, “I judged that there might be unnecessary conflicts and conflicts if I visited on the 49th day, but now that I see it, my thoughts were short.”

He also revealed his will to prevent secondary harm to the bereaved families.

In response to Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Kyo-heung’s request to remove banners blaming the bereaved families hanging around the memorial altar in the Itaewon disaster, Mayor Oh said, “I kept removing it, but it was put back on again.” .