INNSBRUCK. The pavilion should be used culturally. A bust of LH aD Durnwalder am Bergisel, the questioning of Mayor Willi’s ability to act, the demand for budget transparency and the variety of problems in the O-Dorf.
The “pavilion” in front of the State Theater was the focus of a public presentation. Mayor Georg Willi invited all city senate groups to present their own or preferred concepts for the future use of the building. Due to the already decided redesign of the forecourt at the Landestheater and Haus der Musik – the so-called “Kulturquartier Plus” – there was also a discussion about the cube, which has not been permanently rented since 2018, but was often mainly used for cultural performances. The “KUBUS space for arts” concept was presented at the event, which was also broadcast online. The present politicians of the Greens, SPÖ, Alternative List Innsbruck (ALI) declared their support for further cultural use. The NEOS are also positive about the concept, provided that there is a fixed gastronomic offer. “The idea presented has already proven itself over the past few years. Initiator Severin Sonnewend showed how a place like the pavilion, also in cooperation with other initiatives and for example festivals, can be successfully used culturally. The concept also fits in very well with the ‘Kulturquartier Plus’ that is being developed there and stands for the cultural diversity in urban space, ”Mayor Willi.
KUBUS space for art
The “KUBUS space for arts” concept aims to establish the pavilion as an open cultural center or cultural venue. The cube should be usable all year round as a project space for exhibitions, literary events, musical performances and performing arts such as dance or theater. The idea providers, who have already temporarily used the space, understand their concept as a complementary offer to existing cultural associations and the surrounding facilities. The declared aim is to create a “place that corresponds to the spirit of the times.” The Vienna Museum Quarter and the pool bar area in Feldkirch were named as a model. The financing of the mostly free offer is to be covered by subsidies and cooperations.
With the broadcast of the event via livestream, the population also had the opportunity to be present at the presentation of the “KUBUS space for arts” concept. “I am pleased that the low-threshold offer has been well received. After the concept has been presented, we will keep the public informed about the next steps, ”the mayor notes.
The permanent presentation of the bust of LH aD Luis Durnwalder takes place at Bergisel. Numerous politicians (LR Johannes Tratter, Vice President Markus Lassenberger, Herwig van Staa, Helmut Mader, Gabi Schiessling, Bruno Wallnöfer) as well as the abbot of the Marienberg Benedictine Abbey, Prelate Markus Spanier, were present. The artists who designed the bust and the frame, as well as the locksmiths and foundries, were also at the Bergisel. Luis Durnwalder’s biography was then presented.
Capacity to act
“Since Mayor Georg Willi terminated the Innsbruck city coalition, there has been a game of so-called free forces in Innsbruck, without any defined rules of the game. The city senate parties, which are members of the city government without being in a joint city coalition, alternate in their political work between the opposition bank and the government bank, and the green Georg Willi also operates, replacing the members of the Innsbruck city government or the city government parties who repeatedly criticize the city government, without having spoken to them beforehand, as mayor opposition politics. The search for a political majority in the Innsbruck municipal council is an almost weekly lottery game for Mayor Georg Willi, and that at the expense of Innsbruck residents! Willi without a functioning city government, who is only concerned with legalizing his own city law breaches, is still able to act? ” Taking office in April 2018, Innsbruck city law, including state law, has been demonstrably broken, and what personal consequences these obvious breaches of city law have had for the incumbent mayor of the Tyrolean state capital so far.
“Just bold!” is the first comment that comes to Mesut Onay, councilor of the Innsbruck Alternative List, taking into account the Green’s approach to budgeting. Background: The Green Mayor’s Party has not yet presented the city’s draft budget to anyone, not even the chairman of the finance committee, yet is already cheerfully sending press releases on the details they are demanding. “Instead of staging a media theater and producing smoke grenades, the actual task of the green colleagues, in the interests of transparency and democratic principles, would finally be to present the forecast budget, which can be critically discussed,” says Onay the non-transparent approach the greens sharp.
O-Dorf: living and parking
At the ‘Jetzt red’i’ stand of the FPÖ Rudi Federspiel parliamentary group in Innsbruck’s O-Dorf village, the lack of mixing in the allocation of urban apartments was the most frequently discussed topic. The FPÖ demands parking machines in the O-Dorf that issue free parking tickets that are only valid for one day in order to get rid of long-term parkers. At the same time, the problem of long-term parkers in the industrial and commercial areas of the state capital will be intensified.
The FPÖ Deputy Mayor of Innsbruck, Markus Lassenberger, has been confirmed in the criticism that “there are massive conflicts in the O-Dorf due to the lack of mixing”. Lugger Platz in the O-Dorf last Friday was the lack of mixing in the allocation of apartments was one of the most talked about topics. “The people in O-Dorf don’t want the feeling that they are becoming outsiders. Your district is important to you, and it should stay that way, “says Lassenberger and adds:” That is why the FPÖ Rudi Federspiel has tried several times to change the city’s allocation guidelines by means of an application. Unfortunately that always failed due to a lack of majorities. ”The FPÖ Vice Mayor put it in concrete terms:“ But we will start a new attempt, because even with the settlement of the Campagne area, you hear that there will be a ghetto formation if you don’t do it quickly the award criteria changed. “
Lassenberger points out that during the FPÖ campaign on Friday, the topic of long-term parking was not an issue with the visitors. “If, as is always said, socially weaker people live in the O-Dorf, stones should not be put in their way and raised for parking.” You could get rid of many long-term parkers. “You would have to make the effort and buy a new ticket there every day. However, one must not ignore that in the industrial and commercial areas of the state long-term parkers are a much bigger problem, this is a topic we freedoms want to intensify. “
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