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This Zurich wants to help St. Moritz to new glory

appearance of the mayor. In the red velvet jacket, Christian Jott Jenny stands in the conference hall of the luxury hotel Suvretta House and turns to the audien

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This Zurich wants to help St. Moritz to new glory

appearance of the mayor. In the red velvet jacket, Christian Jott Jenny stands in the conference hall of the luxury hotel Suvretta House and turns to the audience. For the operatic tenor, a familiar role – only that he speaks, this time to the participants of an international Blockchain conference. Jenny is not there in the first place, to understand from the topic a bit. Nevertheless, he gets the audience to put their Smartphones to one side. "I am now since three weeks the mayor," she says, and laughs.

He hits the bridge of the tourism pioneers in St. Moritz, where in 1879 burned the first light bulb, Switzerland, the pioneers of the new technology. Speaking of curiosity and Innovation. And can't resist, with a view to the dampened Blockchain-euphoria of the malicious remark that he hoped that next year are going to be a Blockchain-conferences. With advantage in St. Moritz.


not to sink "I'm going to change me," says Jenny in his arvengetäferten office in the St. Moritz city hall. Since the beginning of the year, the Zurich municipality is the President, after he had forced in the autumn of surprisingly, incumbent President Sigi Asprion from the office. 72 votes in it for Jenny. The boys have chosen the enterprising founder of the Festival da Jazz St. Moritz, the Disaffected, but also the tourism people, the hope for a new impetus, and more overnight stays. "St. Moritz can do it better" was Jenny's choice of slogan. Now it is up to him to prove this.

Just Jenny has received a Team of "Vanity Fair" Italy, before the TV-channel RAI Uno. It has got around that in a ski resort, who knew better times, something in motion. Actually, the Director of Tourism for the marketing of the Destination, but Jenny seems to be currently responsible for everything to do with St. Moritz.

there are many examples. An artist has approached him with the Plan to sink art in St. Moritz. "Great Idea! But the environment is moderately well-not so ideal." Tyler Brûlé wants to open in St. Moritz, a Monocle cafe, have failed so far, but the owners of the building. "This can't be true, we must advance!" The widow of a deceased whose death has signed a deed of Jenny as a parish President, asked him to sing at the funeral, a goodbye Medley. "I couldn't say no."

The great theatre of the world

Jenny's office acts as turbulent as his choice. And yet someone seems to be structured on the job than you might think at first glance. Already as Jenny on his 40. Birthday, launched his candidacy, did him the opponent as hapless anarchists. But the geek has led to a clever, to its target groups in focus of the election campaign.

Jenny moves with the Fiat Panda in front of the luxury hotel. The closet in his office he has been replaced by a piano.

He was refreshing to the derb (the"St. Moritz tourist on the ass") and was elected. As parish President Jenny flirts with his Image of the Joker, this is serious. He moves with the Fiat Panda in front of the luxury hotel, in his office in the Cabinet by a piano replace and smashes on the Neujahrsapéro the management of the Puccini's Evergreen "Nessun dorma". The only political Entertainment, or more?

"I'm used to it, that I am met with skepticism," says Jenny, one of the models of the Icelandic Anarcho-comedian Jón Gnarr, the 2010 to 2014 mayor of Reykjavik. In any case, the Zurich has a track record as a successful Entertainer and a cultural Manager – and a Wealth of ideas for St. Moritz: He thinks of new cultural offers and thus to a less seasonal tourism.

A new school house and a second care home

"Hauser & Wirth opened a gallery in St. Moritz, in Susch a world-class Museum was created just now", says Jenny, speaks of Nietzsche in Sils Maria, from art lovers and Intellectuals who he wants to attract in much greater numbers. "The Engadin is predestined, here's a great world of theatre." The new municipal President would like to convince property owners to rent empty Local cost-effective, the dreary St. Moritz village zone and revive all of the upper Engadine municipalities to merge.

such ideas Mario Salis holds a little. "Jenny can you lose in politics," says the SVP local politician who has worked for 40 years at the Canton police, most recently as the post chief, southern Grisons. By the end of 2018 sass Salis in the St. Moritz municipal Council, he is now retired and comes just from skiing. As one of the few he practiced from the very beginning criticism of Jenny, the talk of St. Moritz bad and everything I promised. "But most have underestimated him completely." Of course there were people who wanted the new Church President, the case on the nose. But that is the wrong attitude; in the end, Jenny was elected democratically, and St. Moritz'm standing in front of large tasks.

"I really wish him that well," says Salis, and takes it to him. St. Moritz in need of a new school house, a second nursing home and finally a downhill run to the village. However, Jenny had ripped open with his populist election campaign trenches, what the search for solutions to make more difficult. Fortunately, he had people at his side.

"A Wanderer between the worlds"

Actually, the Voters chose in addition to Jenny, especially experienced politicians in the municipal Board and the municipal Council. It seemed that if you wanted to make the political newcomer is a corrective to the side. The Board of Directors could not resist, then, as one of the first acts of Jenny's salary is 30'000 Swiss francs, cut down to 197'000 Swiss francs. This provides the personnel law, for newcomers, was the slightly bizarre reasoning. Jenny responded to his article he played with his new program at the Miller's Studio in Zurich, he gave Ruedi Walter's Hit from the small village of lower Opera easily changed for the Best: "And früsch chooses, it s making a mockery of chürzeds mier z first of all de wage. Mier like future games gunne, niemmert future games gunne, niemmert future games gunne niemmert."

Anyway, Jenny is to be found regularly on Zurich's stage. "I am a Wanderer between the worlds," says the father of two children. His family lives in the vicinity of Zurich, Jenny the artist, Rolf Sachs, in a men's WG in the former St. Moritz Olympic stadium.


The son of Playboy Gunter Sachs, has recently caused outrage when he said in a joint Interview with Jenny and publisher Jürg Marquard in the "NZZ am Sonntag", in high-rise buildings-influenced St. Moritz Bad, "it would take a bomb." Jenny knocked on the door in the election campaign, similar spells, and also in the office, he can't leave it really is: "There, it looks like in the GDR. Because you can turn "Good Bye, Lenin!", without changing anything."

That such statements operated in the case of the inhabitants of the district, including many employees from the tourism, not very good to arrive, the President of the municipal Council. "It's not your fault that it looks so," says Jenny. But you have to call a spade a spade. Also: "My satirical look is above all an expression of my Affection." It was certainly a concern of his main, St. Moritz Bad and the village to bring back together closer. "Because this place is more than fur coats and Glamour," says Jenny, and seems not willing to, the role of the charming Provocateur so quickly.

As the new mayor at the end of the Blockchain conference at the Suvretta House, a TV crew is asked whether he had also invested in the new technology, he is dismissive, laughing: "no, I didn't. You know: I'm a musician, I'm an artist." Has changed only the stage of the Christian Jott Jenny. It is new in the city hall of St. Moritz.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 30.01.2019, 08:23 PM

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