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Why Horgen, should the Parliament

On the left shore of lake Zurich rages a culture war. In the district main town of Horgen, the voting public has on 17. November to decide whether it wants to introduce a Parliament.

The referendum campaign has shown that many of the duped, Yes attacked feel. The SP-Initiative arouses Fears, even if they diffuse to stay. The opponents, among them the Executive power play, striking often the urban map. "In Horgen, we like to live!", it is emphasized on the official Flyer of the SVP, FDP, CVP and the GLP as the First. "We can dispense with a Parliament, according to the urban model." Horgen is a village and should not be the undertone to a city.

The Swan, the Horgen coat of arms animal that is slain: Flyer to the opponent.

Thus, the authors do not aim at the neighboring town of Wädenswil or near Adliswil, who both have known since 1974, the parliamentary System. But on the big Zurich (with his red-green majority). The Anti-city-Reflex in Horgen its breeding ground in the Bock of the war of 1804, is reactivated.

New realities

But that brings Horgen nothing. The reality is different. 23'000 inhabitants in Horgen today. Very many of them commute daily to Zurich for work. Horgen is the third largest municipality of Switzerland, which has no Parliament, and political Decisions falls on a citizens ' Assembly is now available. However, at the community meetings to 300 people come in three times in the year. Thus, a problem of Legitimacy arises: Very few Unelected determine, many of those Affected.


Should introduce a community like Horgen a Parliament?

Yes, it makes for a great community sense.
no, the Assembly democracy works well.

Yes, it makes for a great community sense.


no, the Assembly democracy works well.


52 votes

Yes, it makes for a great community sense.


no, the Assembly democracy works well.


52 votes

of Course, one can argue that it is every voting citizen is at liberty to go to the Assembly, and even law. But that is not reality. The lives of many – including policy-interested citizens – are to sit on Thursday evening into the night hours in the village hall. So great, such a directly democratic Assembly, is also. It also doesn't come in the sense of the letter of choice to abolish, because it is any reasonable to pilgrims on Sunday morning at the urn.

would anyone in the sense of the letter of choice to abolish, because it is any reasonable to pilgrims on Sunday morning at the urn.

in Addition, should not be glorified, the direct-democratic Element. Who was a couple of Times to a town meeting, know that often three or four citizens to report a business. And these are often the spokesmen of the major parties. Many of the Attendees can no Overview and the detailed knowledge of the many and also ever more complex operations of the municipality, the lifts, after all, a 200-million-Budget.

Better control

in other words: The municipal Council, the well-prepared Executive, is practically always. So we are at a crucial point in A Parliament is to look with his commissions in a better position of the government and of the government, as a municipal Assembly.

The Swan is colorful: Flyer for the supporters.

If the transactions are well managed, to be afraid of, also not a member of the government before the Parliament. For the citizen, but ensures that the businesses to be better examined. At the same time a greater transparency is created. The risk that half-baked business to come before the people, drops significantly.

A Parliament
revives the village policy.

a local Parliament provides an ideal entry opportunity for the political offspring. How to bring in Younger, otherwise, seriously, when in such a large community like Horgen, all of the four years, nine Executive members are elected? A Parliament increases political diversity, and revived the village policy.

broadly supported Decisions

The Horgen should be inside and Horgen have no fear of the parliamentary System. Initiative, Referendum, and mandatory urn votes guarantee that the citizens can continue to take corrective measures. 13 Zurich municipalities, the Parliament system and do not want to miss it – 6 of them are smaller than Horgen. In Opfikon, Bülach and smears between 1982 and 2003 initiatives have failed, the parliaments, abolish. Even in Thalwil, where the Parliament only in 2007, was denied, the issue is now back on the table – and on the Initiative of the local Executive.

In Tucson
no one
to the Assembly system.

Recently, in 2012, Wetzikon joined the Parliament, municipalities. There, the reservations were for decades very large. Interestingly, the Greens were skeptical, while the FDP, CVP and GLP were in favour. In Horgen, it is Vice versa. The reason for this is that the Greens exercised to the Wetziker meetings with disproportionate influence and power loss feared.

However, after seven years of experience, no one in the Oberland, the want to go back to the Assembly system. According to a SVP-exponent had the change to parliamentary System, in addition to the higher quality of the discussion and the political Decisions of even a positive impact on the finances.

Created: 09.11.2019, 17:00 Uhr

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