Agence France-PresseJuly 8, 2013 11:33
An Italian mayor and his council members have decided to fight the economic crisis proactively, picking up paintbrushes and re-painting the walls of their offices themselves to spare the town budget.
They worked overtime and even chipped in for the material themselves.
"The idea spread quickly and all the employees contributed," Gino di Cicco, who is in charge of the budget in Avezzano, told AFP on Monday.
Avezzano is a small town close to the earthquake-struck city of L'Aquila in central Italy.