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Even the SVP holds back

to be feared in The city of Zurich budget debate. Often it consists of several marathon sessions, which occupy councillors in the run-up to Christmas the Community.

this year's consultation will start next Wednesday. You could be significantly faster than usual. The estimate for the Budget in 2019, is unusual unusual thin, not more than 120 applications have been submitted to the parties as a whole. In the preceding years, up to 300 Cuts or expansion proposals came together.


shortening is Responsible for the decline in the SVP. They demanded in the budget debates of the past decades, many cuts of partly low height. Mostly they found no majority for this. "This time we have taken back, also in consultation with the other parties", says SVP-group chief Roger Bartholdi. The SVP does not its almost a traditional requirement of the Department for equality is to reduce everything to money.

"this Time, we have taken back, also in consultation with the other parties."SVP-group chief Roger Bartholdi

The kick-off to the audit Commission (RPK) of the Bill. They tried to streamline the notoriously long budget debate and make it more efficient. This is to succeed, among other things, thanks to table amendments. With this, the city Council cuts in certain areas – for example, for third – party services or printed matter can be carried out in all Departments at the same time. "The applications in the individual Departments, it no longer needs," says Raphaël Tschanz (FDP), President of the audit Commission.

Not on every pencil

The SVP vote to focus this Time on areas of focus, says Roger Bartholdi – on important political issues and points, which save a lot of money. A Change in the political strategy does not stand behind it, says Bartholdi. You still hold many of the expenses of the city. "But in the case of a multi-billion dollar budget makes it more likely to not always make sense to each pencil to vote."

The SVP, see their new restraint as a contribution for an efficient budget debate. If this approach was criticized, you can return at any time back to the old strategy of the numerous applications, says Bartholdi.

"We can't commit. But I assume that the speakers will stick to it."Raphaël Tschanz (FDP), President of the audit Commission

Also, the other parties have limited in accordance with its own information on those topics that are important to you.

As a further means to accelerate the debate, the RPK, to shorten the speaking time of the applications on one and a half minutes. Would be allowed five minutes. "We can't commit. But I assume that the speakers will stick to it," says RPK-President Tschanz. A short debate is not the goal. All posts should be serious can be treated.

Done in only two days?

Various Parties assume that at the end, little will change on the Budget, so that there is a Surplus of 30 to 40 million Swiss francs remains. The debate could be limited to two days and would end up on the next Friday.


Created: 07.12.2018, 09:37 PM

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