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
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.
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.
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
“…Venice was for over thirty years a national example for the number and quality of services offered to the citizens and for the impartiality and the respect for law based on best practices of accountability and transparency.” “What is happening in Venice?” In the City of Venice the relationship between administrators and personnel (managers, officials, … More “What is happening in Venice?” Ex-City Managers denounce the politicization of public management in Venice
Dec. 7, 2016 “If you think you know what must be done, then run in the elections, get elected Mayor, then you can do as you wish.” – Giorgia Pea, Atty. and Commission President Prof. Fabio Carrera’s presentation to the City on the management of tourism and security, as reported just yesterday, was seemingly met … More No way to treat a guest (speaker). Commission President to Prof. Carrera: “There is no need for your advice.”
Nov. 25, 2016 The Marittima Project proposed for Venice calls for the construction of hotels and a 2300 space multilevel parking garage to be built in a space adjacent to the S. Lucia train station and Piazzale Roma. An artist’s rendering shows just how little this project looks like Venice. Italia Nostra makes the case … More Hotels and Parking Decks for Venice: Marittima Project gets a push from City Council over opposition