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Markus Kägi between Greta and SVP

Markus Kägi (SVP) was twelve years ago, the cantonal Ombudsman, probably the best that Zurich has ever had, to the governing Council. His past – President of t

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Markus Kägi between Greta and SVP

Markus Kägi (SVP) was twelve years ago, the cantonal Ombudsman, probably the best that Zurich has ever had, to the governing Council. His past – President of the kantonsrat and notary public-Deputy, he was once coined him as a member of the cantonal government. He remained more a Moderator than a Visionary, more of a Manager than a designer and was never a tough decision-makers. "He is extremely amiable and a good listener – it must be love", says the green group leader Esther Guyer.

And yet he was a Visionary. Once the construction was a beginner Directorate, in which you put those newly Elected, which you have to have the confidence neither the finances nor the economy or the judiciary. Today, the building is a key Directorate, the switching between spatial planning, nature conservation, the environment, climate , air, water, construction and transport. the Greta Thunberg would be sitting in Zurich, in front of Kägis office door. When the green Martin Neukom in the distribution of portfolios at the 6. May not the building receives, it comes to protests. And at the same time, the Civil claim the building for themselves.

"The need of the environmental protection I have recognized from the beginning," says Kagi. And this is no joke. Hardly elected – he snatched at the time, the GLP Verena servant's seat, fell to the new Minister of the environment, through green actions. He cruised in the solar boat, in order to promote alternative energies, he demonstrated as a "patron of the forest", how to wood burning stoves really rooting for, in order to reduce the burden from fine dust. In the orange construction worker-Gwändli mounted Kägi, the new Director of construction, high power-saving bulbs in street lamps. In Ellikon to the Thur, he drove in Weidling, and planted an oak to mark the Start of Works for the flood protection and floodplain landscapes.

Kägi began early on climate protection. And yet Greta Thunberg would be sitting today in front of his office.

In the twelve Kägi-years, but the Zurich environment is not become so much healthier, how many of your choice. A series of 40 concrete initiatives for the improvement of the climate were rejected by the Zurich cantonal Parliament in the last few months, joined in the government on defence, or Bob up and down on the list of agenda items. Kägi is a hunter and a nature freak, his Efforts for the environment is real. "Unfortunately, he has not assets in the enforcement order of the government, and to the SVP to enforce," says the Green Esther Guyer.

Also SP-a member of the Parliament, Ruedi Lais says: "Markus Kägi is a very amiable and loyal man, but also loyal he is to the SVP and of the Axpo group." The SVP would like to thank him For the elections of 2015 Kägi made in the SVP 98 percent of all possible votes, the other parties but clear at least. "Kägi is not very combative, it was, Axpo of forcing the Board of Directors, never the conflict to the nuclear phase-out," says Lais.

Kägi, sees it differently. In his tenure, we have reduced the CO2 consumption per year and per Person from 7 to 4.2 tons. A 2000-Watt society, as envisaged by the city of Zurich, is equivalent to a single Tonne of CO2. "This is at the Moment unrealistic, I lie to the people." To replace today's nuclear power, it need either gas – fired combined cycle power plants, "or the third Generation of nuclear power plants".

Fire for the environment: Markus Kägi demonstrated in 2007 how to rooting correctly, in order to reduce the fine dust emissions. Photo: Reto Oeschger

While the Left-hand reluctance in the implementation of climate measures to be accused of is preceded by Kägi for his own party to research. "The Greens were able to be with Kägi more than satisfied that he has for my taste too much", says SVP-member of the Parliament and farmer Martin Haab. Kägi was "too green and too little SVP" and always maintained its specialist agencies for nature, landscape and water. In every budget debate in his own party tried to save in this area, mostly unsuccessfully. And yet, there is also praise of the SVP: "at Least he's not headless on alternative sources of energy and provides us the electricity," says Martin Haab.

Kägis probably the biggest performance is the Revision of the indicative plan, with a residential development to the inside. "The indicative plan, is the mother of all things," he says. 2014 had it approved by the cantonal Parliament after seven years of work in a 33-hour debate, nearly unanimously.Further, huge chunks, or press and pressed Kägis width of the shoulders: the University district in Zurich city centre, the new use of the monastery island of Rheinau, or the opening of the AgroVet-Strickhofs. And then, of course, the Western bypass of Zurich office A4 in the Konauer office of the high water protection Sihl, lake Zurich and Limmat river with a discharge tunnel between the Sihl and the lake of Zurich, and, finally, the new law on Hunting.

he had caused in his twelve years, never a scandal or commotion, and he came with his thoughtful ways, never in a Putting. Tolggen in the final certificate, he has but a few. The culture of the country, the initiative would go to waste under him for the paper tiger that would not have interfered with the Federal court. For too long, he had Uetliberg-host Giusep Fry too many freedoms. And also the scheme of the multi-value compensation in the case of A - and Aufzonungen have not managed building Department and the Parliament: The Federal government had to impose a einzonung stop. The water law has failed, finally, because the Parliament of the Canton missed him too much civil beat page – against Kägis friendly advice.

Protest against Disposal of nuclear waste: Markus Kägi in the year 2010 with an information event in Trüllikon. Photo: Urs Jaudas

Particularly striking is the effort of public works to implement large-scale projects. Since the planning was a fiasco when measures the center Uitikon, and until today, the epic spat EMS, the police and the justice center (PJZ). A few days ago, the government further 50 million zeroing had to have, so as promised, all the departments in place. The talks but also for Kägi: Not a single party has filed a complaint; all are glad that the barracks is free. SP-a member of the Parliament Lais takes Kägi in protection: "he was overwhelmed with the PJZ, but state structures are not grown to such a large project."

Markus Kägi had taken over twelve years ago, a Directorate, who was unsettled after the dispute between Rita Fuhrer and Dorothée Fierz deeply. With its compensatory character and a lot of trust in his people Kägi has formed an open Directorate, the consciousness has like hardly any other, a strong Customer – compared to the population, politicians, but also the media. Markus Kägis leadership philosophy: "I lead my people so that you have to work excited, but also dare to say "Gopferdammi" without you, the head is gone."


Created: 26.04.2019, 22:56 PM

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