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

Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

Urbanist Paola Somma, a former professor at IUAV, releases a controversial analysis. The turnaround in the management of spaces over the last twenty years is examined By Enrico Tantucci 8 Oct. 2021 The Analysis Venice is lost. Over twenty years of a systematic selloff of its buildings to private, for-profit entities have gradually emptied it … More Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

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

Brugnaro at the end of the line – a look back on the eve of the election

We put the Mayor of Venice’s work in the past five years under the lens, starting with some of the election campaign promises made in 2015 when, unknown as a politician but well-known as a skilled businessman, he entered the field with a dominating and costly campaign. By Enzo Bon 19 September 2020 Finish the … More Brugnaro at the end of the line – a look back on the eve of the election

In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections

At the regata storica at Venezia, 6 September 2020. (Lucia Buricelli) ———————————————————————————————————- In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections By Francesco Erbani, journalist September 7, 2020 Under the veiled sun of late summer, on the waterfront of the Lido di Venezia even the opaque fuchsia of the impatiens seems to shine, a plant that … More In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections