VENICE – Beyond two million of Euro. This is the figure that the Campagna Lupia company, Local srl, a view from the coffers of the Municipality would have been carried out following a series of works between the historic and metropolitan city from 2018 to 2021. «All documented – says the councilor of Earth and Water, Marco Gasparinetti – on the official Internet pages of the municipal subsidiaries. These are direct, awarded contracts without notice, for which the margin of discretion for the public administration is greater by definition: in a tender the best one wins. The direct assignments are instead theexception to the rule. And, below the threshold, there is an obligation to have ».
Gasparinetti is the first signatory of a ‘interrogation supported by all the opposition group leaders who, one year after the presentation, returned to the center of the question time that preceded yesterday’s city council. Local is the company of the Pizzamano familycommitted to providing logistical support in different types of construction sites and which for slightly more types of 50% belongs to Diego, husband of Martina Semenzato, the only one in Parliament among the ranks of Coraggio Italia, the center-right coalition party founded by the mayor Luigi Brugnaro. A supporter of Umana Reyer, a loan from Locapal is also attributable to 50 thousand euros in two installments a favor just of Courage Italy, dating back to the summer of last year. Among the contracts awarded to the company by the Municipality, the restoration of the wooden bridges of the city of water in 2021 (costing about 140 thousand euros), the year in which Semenzato was not yet a candidate. The others, all prior to that date, belong for example to the reconstruction of the Pellestrina wall from the Attequa Granda that Insula controlled by the Municipality) “assigned as a matter of urgency for the sum of about 81 thousand euros”, while other works2 to schools extraordinary maintenance of the mainland or to interventions of environmental mitigation awarded by Avm (over 333 thousand euros), a Venetian mobility company, also invested in. «We passed the elections, given that Coraggio Italia was in the running – remarks Gasparinetti – thus wanting to avoid any suspicion of exploitation of the affair. Now, after a year, we are asking for answers ».
Answers that arrived yesterday from the councilor for the budget, Michele Zuin (Forza Italia), which, however, did not satisfy the opposition, as they were considered incomplete. “The total amount of the awards to supply contracts stipulated in favor of Locapal srl between 2018 and 2021 – in Zuin’s words – corresponds to Just over 332 thousand euros. Amount yes irrelevant against a total public works planning of 650 million euros referring to the years taken into consideration ». This figure corresponds, among other things, to 0.8% of the company’s annual turnover. And the commissioner specifies how the same company has had credit lines analyzed even in the period prior to the periodote. «The company in question has all the requisites and certifications required; and the works have also been subjected to tests by third party technicians. The decision of the adjudication procedure is exclusively up to the competent manager and the choice is motivated in the determination to contract. Furthermore, all monetary contributions given to political parties or movements are published on the institutional website of the latter. Transparency means removing any opacity, making everything accessible is the best solution ».