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Fear of a second Red factory

For once, to sit in the cantonal Parliament, the majority in their places and listen. It is not a Come and Go in the hall, as otherwise, if the party representatives monotone reading of their slogans, but a debate with shaking voices, loud faces, Votes, and bleach.

Rare is the member of the Parliament discussed for so long, and emotionally on a single business like on Monday morning on the Zurich barracks. "The Rütli Zurich," says the cantonal SVP-Director of construction, Markus Kägi. A place, therefore, every opinion and every claim.

The Canton owns the barracks site, which is located in the vicinity of the Zurich main train station. Markus Kägi wanted to leave a part of the city of Zurich for 50 years in the building. This is the stuff to houses and stuff in the house yard. The city had renovated the dilapidated building and a gentle development with culture, gastronomy, commercial and social facilities continued. In addition, you have transformed the barracks lawn in a Park. All of this after the Exodus of the police to the new police and justice center in about three years.

30 million is to much

The corresponding agreement, the real estate and construction interest would have been with a year, 410000 francs deep, which would mean a country's devaluation of around 36 million Swiss francs. The Canton didn't have to carry the extensive refurbishment of the heritage-protected stuff houses alone. This he has neglected for years. He had not more than paid 30 million to the estimated cost of 55 million Swiss francs. The cantonal government, the city Council and the Zurich city Parliament have approved the agreement.

However, the cantonal Parliament blocked now Kägis plans for the future. A civil majority, from the FDP, SVP and EDU. The arguments of the three parties are many and varied. In the debate, a number of liberal-minded log in to word, mainly out of Zurich. So Sonja Rueff-Frenkel for the FDP faction against the agreement says: "We abstain from interest and to give a dowry of 30 million Swiss francs." This amount is the "famous straw that brought the camel's back". Rueff-Frenkel also has a large resentment against the red-green city government. You don't trust this, to develop the Area. You have in mind in the stuff houses more of a centre for Start-ups – a "second Red factory" did not want the FDP.

the right civic EDU is afraid of a further alternative culture centre, called the Rote Fabrik in Wollishofen, the "reithalle" in Bern. Peter Häni from Bauma says: "It is not, therefore, in our sense, to give the red-green government of 30 millions of francs."

the justification for The SVP sounds similar. Christian Mettler, property managers, from Zurich, says: "The city should pay for the Renovation."

to a standstill in the Canton of the heart

The other parties to show for these arguments, there is no understanding. The city of Zurich SP-a certain day, Céline Widmer reminded the Commoners that the Canton of the building had falling apart and the city is now in the renovation to help. "Zurich is not a rap is paid." For SP-man Andrew Katumba from Zurich is not clear: "The Civil just like what's going on in the Area. You want to fumigate the warm room to the left of Zurich."

CVP-member of the Parliament Josef return from Dietikon warns of a "standstill in the heart of the Canton of", when the plans for the future, not consent. His group, because it "must go forward" on the barracks. The Green, GLP, PPE, BDP, and AL in addition to SP and CVP.

After a good two hours, SVP-Director of construction, Markus Kägi is expressed as the last speaker: "for Decades we have thought of for the future of the area x of variants. Now, the Canton has made a good Deal, and I thought we were in the homestretch." All other variants would be more expensive. "And you had to answer to." His voice sounds almost pleading.

Concise cancellation

However, the big bourgeois parties, by all the Vote does not change his mind. You want the cantonal government is negotiating with the city government. So the future failure of the plans for the barracks on the money and at the output brake. To work around this and to speak to the 30 million Swiss francs, it would have needed 91 votes from the member of the Parliament. In the final vote it is for the concern but only 89 Supporters.

Kägi is disappointed after the Council Discussions. "Decades-long efforts are dashed." The plans for the future are created in an incredibly wide range of process, in which a great many people were involved. Now, the Canton had to renovate the stuff home, and the use of care, what is going to be expensive.

Whether it's on the Site, is not expected to take care of him soon. Kägi resigns as a councillor. The Area will be the Problem of his successor, the name of Thomas bird. The FDP cantonal councillor candidate has also voted against the agreement with the city.


Created: 14.01.2019, 20:44 PM

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