Two fingers: new evening session, new failure of the City Council. The Sala delle Lapidi remains stagnant, after the quorum was lacking on Monday. In fact, at the continuation session called for tonight, the council chamber was completely empty, with only the exponent of the New DC Salvo Imperiale presiding over the proceedings. Result: new lack of quorum and Town Hall adjourned until tomorrow morning.
Controversial the group of M5S, absent on the last two occasions (like the other center-left groups) in protest at the evening meetings. “It is not the first time that the majority fails to guarantee the numbers to open the sessions. the mayor thinks“. Of the same opinion, the exponent of ActionFabrizio Ferrandelli who, regarding the two empty sessions, underlines that “I notified President Tantillo on Monday morning. The path they had taken was not practicable and that we would not participate in the proceedings until collective understanding was restored. And, as the two failed afternoon sessions showed, we are decisive“.
The City Hall in the afternoon, an unproductive idea
“Evening tips with this view,” wrote the deputy director of the group on Monday night on their social profiles. brothers from italy Germana Canzoneri, immortalizing the splendid setting of Piazza Pretoria in a post-afternoon version with a photo. Shot taken a few minutes before the second roll call in the Sala delle Lapidi. Moment in which the definitive lack of quorum is certified, also and above all due to absences among the Melonians (of 6 directors, only 2 were present). Not even the marvelous setting of the historic center of Palermo convinced, then, the colleagues from the Palazzo delle Aquile to populate the seats in the room, a place that only seventeen of the twenty-one required by the regulations attended.
This brings us to today’s follow up session. To start class work sixteen councilors present would have sufficed. And instead, also thanks to the celebration of the memory of May 23, to “populate” the seats of the City Council only remained Except Imperialexponent of New DC, sitting sadly in the chair usually occupied by the president Julio Tantillo. The Christian Democrat exponent, supported by the general accountant Raimondo Liotta and by the members of the office of the presidency, had to preside over the appeal alone, to then sadly close the session and postpone everything until tomorrow at 11. Time when they should back the oppositions were also in the classroom, absent in protest precisely because they did not agree with the evening sessions of the City Council. In all this chaos, the resolutions that will be approved in preparation of the budget are waiting to be dealt with.
The protest of the oppositions
Scranni of the Sala delle Lapidi in which the opposition groups were missing, both yesterday and today. As previously announced, in fact, the municipal councilors of M5S, PD, Progetto Palermo, Oso, Azione and Gruppo Misto have declared their willingness not to participate in the evening sessions in protest. A decision that the exponents of the Palazzo delle Aquile have thus motivated. “This morning we formalized with a letter to the president of the municipal council our opposition to the call for the work of the municipal council in the evening bands. We believe that the work of the town hall should coincide with the opening hours of the municipal offices to be able to consult them in real time if necessary and avoid the increase in the costs of personnel and management accessories, as also provided for in the rebalancing plan. We believe that we should not attend board meetings as a form of protest, until the board reconvenes at the appropriate time.“.
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