“Reyer sponsorships and ACTV contracts”. Alilaguna sues Marco Gasparinetti over Gruppo 25 Aprile report on “confused business interests”

Marco Gasparinetti (Terre e Acqua) has been sued: “They want to silence us”. The suit claims damages of 150,000 Euro. The Group’s report had pointed out the “direct line” between the private transportation company, which has been given some of ACTV’s lines, and Mayor Brugnaro, among sponsorships and business By Eugenio Pendolini 7 May 2022 … More “Reyer sponsorships and ACTV contracts”. Alilaguna sues Marco Gasparinetti over Gruppo 25 Aprile report on “confused business interests”

Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”

The Democratic Party: “This money is meant to pay for primary schools, transportation and culture. There have been scarce investments on public housing. The sports complex is a mortgage on future resources” 24 March 2022 The management report for the City of Venice will close with a budget surplus of 91 million Euros for 2021, … More Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”

Arsenale and the city, a vital symbiosis being suffocated by Brugnaro

This administration’s decision to give up areas that are so important and strategic for Venice is incomprehensible. The only objective is to use the area as a backdrop for parties, events or fashion shows. By Monica Sambo 17 February 2022 The city is conceding areas of Arsenale instead of giving a future to the city! … More Arsenale and the city, a vital symbiosis being suffocated by Brugnaro

Councilors take legal action against Mayor Brugnaro

The actions concern the argument that broke out during the City Council session last Dec. 20. Words flew that some could not tolerate. 14 January 2022 Civil complaints and lawsuits. Some minority city councilors have decided to react after the tensions that broke out at the last City Council session on December 20, 2021. During … More Councilors take legal action against Mayor Brugnaro

Venice at Stake: Autocracy and Abuse in the Venice City Council

Venice at Stake: Autocracy and Abuse in the Venice City Council By Paul Rosenberg [Note: the following represents my personal interpretation of a political condition in Venice, and as such is subject to all the limitations inherent in being far away from the action and relying on public statements. But I don’t sound off very … More Venice at Stake: Autocracy and Abuse in the Venice City Council

The Mayor’s end of the year Press Conference – the city is in an economic and healthcare crisis, and the only priority is a sports complex. A disaster for Venetians. By Monica Sambo

The Sports Complex: is this really the priority for the city? [Ed. Note: Monica Sambo is a City Councilor in Venice and leader of the local PD. What follows is her reaction to Luigi Brugnaro’s end of the year press conference, where he announced that the European Recovery Funds and “resources saved by the Municipality” … More The Mayor’s end of the year Press Conference – the city is in an economic and healthcare crisis, and the only priority is a sports complex. A disaster for Venetians. By Monica Sambo

Muted Microphones and Personal Attacks in Venice City Council – Martini

Councilor Martini – “We can no longer tolerate this continued attack on representation and democracy” It seems that good ideas go to the Venice City Council to die. The most recent example is the Council’s rapid rejection of a budget amendment proposed by Terra e Acqua Councilor Marco Gasparinetti, which would have redirected 2.5 million … More Muted Microphones and Personal Attacks in Venice City Council – Martini

Brugnaro, his basketball team’s farm land, and the “variance” from the city 10 days later.

As reported by Domani, the issue is 4 and half hectares nearby the stadium where the Mayor of Venice’s basketball team plays: purchased on 3 December, it became zoned for development on 13 December of the same year. The Mayor was absent and did not vote, but Barbara Casarin did vote in favor – she … More Brugnaro, his basketball team’s farm land, and the “variance” from the city 10 days later.

Non-stop budget marathon in Council: none of the opposition’s amendments are approved.

Seventy-six were presented, sixty from the PD. It’s a wrestling match between the majority and the opposition: there is no agreement and the confrontation goes on indefinitely. By Antonella Gasparini 17 December 2020 10 PM on Thursday, 17 December, the second day of the marathon at Ca’ Farsetti for approval of the 2021-2023 budget and … More Non-stop budget marathon in Council: none of the opposition’s amendments are approved.

All Commissions go to the majority – controversy in the Venice City Council

Martini: “The weakening of the only commission granted to the minority is a serious matter, and shows the intention to reduce the spaces of democracy in the city.” By Alberto Vitucci 10 November 2020 VENICE. Amendments blocked – and only one commission granted to the opposition, but stripped of almost all of its functions. It … More All Commissions go to the majority – controversy in the Venice City Council