Who is Risto?
Risto Rautava is the Chairman of the Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), Vice-Chairman of the Urban Environment Committee and a member of Helsinki city council.
In decision making, we need to think about how plans and decisions improve the well-being of people living in Helsinki. Residents' well-being means, for example, that
there are jobs,
we take care of the environment and
we have good public and private services.
Targets at the header level:
We need more reasonably priced housing for Helsinki.
We need a center tunnel to Helsinki. The city center will become more attractive and passing it gets smoother.
Let's make sure that Helsinki will continue to develop as a pleasant, attractive and safe city.
We need to keep the costs down - we do not raise taxes but strive for the tax-reduction
We need to take responsibility for each other.
We need to find new ways to take organizations and companies as partners with the city.
Married. Two adult children, one grandchild.
Residing in Helsinki
Body shape - Slightly teardrop-shaped (optimum when moving under the speed of sound)
Education and experience
At the moment, I am an entrepreneur. I am a member of the Helsinki entrepreneurs society.
Officer Cadet: The National Defense University (NDU). My military rank is commander.
The Finnish Defense Forces in 1979-2006: a number of different managerial and professional tasks. In 2003-2006, I managed and participated in various development projects.
Helsinki Region Transport Authority (HSL), Chairman of the board
Helsinki Urban Environment Committee (Vice-Chairman)
Helsinki City Board Chairman 9/2009 -1/2013 Party: National Coalition Party, Kokoomus
City Council 2001(ongoing)
Art and music in the audience
Walking two dogs
Biking, hiking in the wilderness, cross-country skiing.