Genoa – Protest by municipal councilors and some opposition members in the City Council, for the failure by the Municipality to grant the representative hall of Palazzo Tursi, where the presentation of the center-left coalition that will challenge the center-right in the municipal elections was supposed to take place next year. “Representative hall closed for arrogance” and “Open Tursi to democracy” read on some of the posters of the opposition members. The press conference will be held in the gallery, in front of the entrance to the reception hall.
The reply of the majority …
“The municipal regulations speak clearly and leave no room for flexible interpretations. The Representation Hall cannot host party demonstrations. The rules are clear and must be respected by everyone, especially since in this case the very people who hit them have written them today. . The use of the room is strictly connected to the exercise of the mandate of the councilors and council groups in relation to the activity carried out for the municipal council. Our groups, formerly in the minority and today in the majority, have always respected and will continue to respect the rules. We invite the current opposition to do the same while respecting the Genoese. ”The majority group leaders in Tursi Lorella Fontana, Mario Mascia, Mario Baroni, Alberto Campanella and Marta Brusoni declared in a note.
… And the rejoinder of the opposition
Gianni Crivello replies to the majority councilors: “They speak of a regulation that prohibits political activities but the request for the fair was made by our council groups, not by parties. In 2019, with this council, there were political meetings such as the one organized by PD , Leu and M5S on the Conte bis government or the socialist meeting on the legacy of Bettino Craxi, also in 2019. What did they have to do with the activities of the groups? “
Mayor Bucci also spoke on the matter yesterday evening with a post on Facebook in which he explained that, according to the regulation passed by the Pericu junta, the fair can only be granted for a purpose “strictly connected to the exercise” of the “mandate in relation to the activity carried out for the Municipal Council “. And, in the mayor’s opinion, “the presentation of an electoral campaign does not fall within these prerogatives”.